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Ruchir Agarwal and Miles Kimball on Negative Interest Rates and Inflation

April 8, 2022

Africa is bearing the brunt of soaring food and energy prices. (iStock by Getty Images/ Elena Perova)

Everyone feels the pinch when inflation is on the rise and so the pressure on central banks to manage inflation rates has grown exponentially in recent weeks. In this first podcast of a two-part series on inflation, distinguished economists Miles Kimball and Ruchir Agarwal discuss how a robust negative interest rate policy can help central banks better control inflation and stabilize the economy. Transcript

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Miles Kimball is a professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Ruchir Agarwal is a senior economist in the IMF Research Department.