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dc.contributor.advisorRaymon, Neileng
dc.contributor.authorMueller, Jasoneng
dc.coverage.spatialAfricaeng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on April 2, 2008)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Economics.eng
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the link between inflation and seigniorage, which is the revenue governments get from printing money. My research uses data from twenty-nine African countries in the time period 1981 to 2005 to find the inflation and seigniorage connection in long-term, short-term, and country-by-country analysis. The inflation-seigniorage link should be in the form of a Laffer curve and my results confirm this hypothesis. The inflation-seigniorage link is a significant problem in monetary economics as it relates to maximizing government revenues from the printing of money and the possibility of hyperinflation from the excessive pursuit of seigniorage. My research implies that seigniorage comes from the inflation tax alone (as the form of the Laffer curve without an intercept is a great deal more significant than the version with an intercept) and that countries rarely attempt to maximize seigniorage, as demonstrated by the rarity of inflation figures past the peak of the Laffer curve.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb63022291eng
dc.identifier.oclc217272875eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4920
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4920eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshInflation (Finance)eng
dc.subject.lcshSeigniorage (Finance)eng
dc.subject.lcshPaper money -- Costseng
dc.titleInflation and seigniorage studies in Africaeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomics (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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