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Inflation in Modern Economies

Economics
Free Course
Inflation is defined as the rate at which the average price of goods and services in an economy increases over a period of time. It is the regular rise in the general level of prices where a unit of currency buys less than it did in the previous years. In a clear and simple manner, this course will teach you about the role inflation plays in modern economies and the impact it can have on the life of an average person.
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  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Khan Academy

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Certification

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Description

This course starts off by explaining the meaning of inflation, how it is measured, and how it affects the average person's life. It then shows you data about inflation going up and down during a course of a year. You will learn the exact meaning of deflation and hyperinflation, and how they are used when discussing inflation. You will also cover how inflation comes about from prices rising in response to a fall in the supply of common goods and services.

You will then study the reason why good economies tend to be associated with a moderate level of inflation, along with the strange circumstance where there is inflation and stagnation at the same time. You will also cover how stagflation causes massive inflation in one part of the economy while affecting other parts of the economy differently. Finally, the course will cover the negative effects of higher inflation and you will be given an overview of macroeconomics.

Many of us have, at some point or another, heard our grandparents talk about how a candy bar cost barely anything during their childhood. In the nineteen hundreds, a Hershey's chocolate bar cost just 2 cents. Today, that same chocolate bar costs $1.35. Why the big difference in its price? Inflation. As we can see, inflation impacts even the little things in the average person's daily life. Check out this course and learn more about inflation now.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes:


  • Understanding how inflation comes about;
  • Examine various effects inflation is caused due to price increases or low demand;
  • Understand the negative effects of higher inflation;
  • Overview of a basic subject matter of macroeconomics.

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