World Hyperinflations

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Steve H. Hanke

Johns Hopkins University - Department of Economics

Nicholas Krus

Johns Hopkins University - Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and Study of Business Enterprise

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Date Written: August 15, 2012

Abstract

This chapter supplies, for the first time, a table that contains all 56 episodes of hyperinflation, including several which had previously gone unreported. The Hyperinflation Table is compiled in a systematic and uniform way. Most importantly, it meets the replicability test. It utilizes clean and consistent inflation metrics, indicates the start and end dates of each episode, identifies the month of peak hyperinflation, and signifies the currency that was in circulation, as well as the method used to calculate inflation rates.

Keywords: hyperinflation statistics, causes of inflation, high inflation rates, cost of living index, economic collapse

JEL Classification: E31, P24, P44

Suggested Citation

Hanke, Steve H. and Krus, Nicholas, World Hyperinflations (August 15, 2012). Cato Institute Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2226980 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2226980

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Nicholas Krus

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