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November 1984

Inflation and the business cycle during the postwar period

John F. Early, Mary Lynn Schmidt, Thomas J. Mosimann

At this stage of the economic expansion, the moderate rise in consumer prices is consistent with the record for similar cyclical periods since the end of World War II.

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