Norges Bank

Bicentenary project, Working Paper

Price stability and inflation persistence during the international gold standard: The Scandinavian case

Author:
by Ola Grytten and Arngrim Hunnes
Series:
Working Paper
Number:
20/2009

Abstract

In the 1870s the three Scandinavian countries Denmark, Norway and Sweden formed the Scandinavian Currency Union. Both the adoption of gold and the monetary union were supposed to lead to price
stability in and between these countries. By drawing on new indices of consumer prices the present paper offers an examination of inflation dynamics, defined as price stability and inflation persistence, in the periphery of Scandinavia during the heyday of the international gold standard.

 

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Published 6 November 2009 10:24
Published 6 November 2009 10:24