Zaïre’s Hyperinflation, 1990-96

Author/Editor:

Philippe Beaugrand

Publication Date:

April 1, 1997

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper reviews Zaïre’s experience with hyperinflation during 1990-96 and develops an illustrative model based on a money demand function that includes government revenue as a determinant. Government revenue is itself subject to the “Tanzi effect,” in which inflation tends to lower revenue collections. The model is estimated over the 1990-96 period, and simulations are also presented. The paper concludes with a number of observations and policy recommendations for stopping hyperinflation in Zaïre.

Series:

Working Paper No. 97/50

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 1997

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451846935/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0501997

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

43

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