Inflation

According to Merriam-Webster, inflation is a “continuing rise in the general price level usually attributed to an increase in the volume of money and credit relative to available goods and services.” This collection holds historical documents relating to inflation in the United States including statements and speeches from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and congressional hearings.

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Anti-inflation Proposals: Hearings before the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session, on Oversight on Inflation Policies and Tax-Based Anti-Inflation Proposals, May 22 and 23, 1978

Anti-inflation Proposals: Hearings before the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session, on Oversight on Inflation Policies and Tax-Based Anti-Inflation Proposals, May 22 and 23, 1978


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Hearings before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. United States Senate. Ninety-fifth Congress. Second session on oversight on inflation policies and tax-based anti-inflation proposals.

OCLC:
4223514

Citation:
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, ([year]), Anti-inflation Proposals: Hearings before the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session, on Oversight on Inflation Policies and Tax-Based Anti-Inflation Proposals, May 22 and 23, 1978, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=766

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Date: 1978
Authors: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

CPI Detailed Report

CPI Detailed Report


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The CPI Detailed Report (continues Consumer Price Index) is a monthly publication issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics beginning in 1974. The publication reports on consumer price movements, including statistical tables and technical notes. Statistics covers in detail two indexes: consumer price index for all uban consumers (CPI-U) and the consumer price index for wage earners and clerical workers (CPI-W).

Recent issues of the CPI Detailed Report are available from the Bureau of Labor statistics at http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpi_dr.htm

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L 2.38/3

OCLC:
2251913

ISSN:
0095-926X

Citation:
United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ([year]), CPI Detailed Report, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=58

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Availability: 1974 to 2014
Authors: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Consumer Price Index

Consumer Price Index


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The Consumer Price Index was a monthly report on consumer price movements, including tables and technical notes. It was issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Office of Prices and Living Conditions between 1953 and 1974. (Continued by CPI Detailed Report).

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L 2.38/3:

OCLC:
1795607

ISSN:
0094-8616

Citation:
United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ([year]), Consumer Price Index, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=67

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Availability: 1953 to 1974
Authors: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Federal Reserve Policy and Inflation and High Interest Rates: Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives, Ninety-third Congress, Second Session, July 16, 17, 18, 30; August 7, and 8, 1974

Federal Reserve Policy and Inflation and High Interest Rates: Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives, Ninety-third Congress, Second Session, July 16, 17, 18, 30; August 7, and 8, 1974


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Hearings Before the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives, Ninety-Third Congress, Second Session. This hearing focused on how monetary policy affects inflation and interest rates. The hearing was held during the 1973-1975 recessionary period.

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Y 4.B 22/1:F 31/43

OCLC:
1166942

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United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency, ([year]), Federal Reserve Policy and Inflation and High Interest Rates: Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives, Ninety-third Congress, Second Session, July 16, 17, 18, 30; August 7, and 8, 1974, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=727

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Date: 1974
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency

Inflation Control: Hearing before the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives, Eightieth Congress, Second Session, on S.J. Res. 157, Joint Resolution to Aid in Protecting the Nation's Economy Against Inflationary Pressures, July 29, 30, Aug. 2, 3, and 4, 1948

Inflation Control: Hearing before the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives, Eightieth Congress, Second Session, on S.J. Res. 157, Joint Resolution to Aid in Protecting the Nation's Economy Against Inflationary Pressures, July 29, 30, Aug. 2, 3, and 4, 1948


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Hearing before the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives, on S.J. Res. 157, joint resolution to aid in protecting the Nation's economy against inflationary pressures.
80th Congress, 2nd Session

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Y4.B22/1:In3

OCLC:
6623282

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United States. Congress. House, ([year]), Inflation Control: Hearing before the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives, Eightieth Congress, Second Session, on S.J. Res. 157, Joint Resolution to Aid in Protecting the Nation's Economy Against Inflationary Pressures, July 29, 30, Aug. 2, 3, and 4, 1948, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=744

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Date: 1948
Authors: United States. Congress. House

Inflation Since Korea and Bank Loan Expansion

Inflation Since Korea and Bank Loan Expansion


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Date:
Circa 1951,

Collection:
William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection

Citation:
1951, Inflation Since Korea and Bank Loan Expansion, from William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/martin/15_05_nd7.pdf

Date: 1951

Inflation and Interest Rates on Government Securities

Inflation and Interest Rates on Government Securities


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Second draft

Date:
Circa 1950,

Collection:
William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection

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1950, Inflation and Interest Rates on Government Securities, from William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/martin/15_04_nd2.pdf

Date: 1950

Inflation: Enemy of Growth.

Inflation: Enemy of Growth.


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Summary of Remarks before the 24th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Newspaper controllers & Finance Officers

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10/25/1971,

Collection:
William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection

Citation:
Martin, William McChesney, Jr., 1971, Inflation: Enemy of Growth., from William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/martin/23_02_19711025.pdf

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Date: 1971
Authors: Martin, William McChesney, Jr.

PPI Detailed Report

PPI Detailed Report


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Producer Prices and Price Indexes is a monthly news release issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. Included are average changes over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output. Prices included are from the first commercial transaction for many products and some services.

Publication History:
1/1956-2/1978: Wholesale Prices & Price Indexes
3/1978 – 12/1984: Producer Prices & Price Indexes
1/1985 – 6/1996: Producer Price Indexes (expanded version)
7/1996-present: PPI Detailed Report

Recent issues of PPI Detailed Report are available from the Bureau of Labor statistics at http://www.bls.gov/ppi/ppi_dr.htm

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L 2.61

OCLC:
3941229, 35739652

ISSN:
0161-7311, 0882-5270

Citation:
United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ([year]), PPI Detailed Report, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=63

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Availability: 1978 to 2014
Authors: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics

PPI Detailed Report, Annual Supplement

PPI Detailed Report, Annual Supplement


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This annual supplement continues the Producer Price Indexes (Annual) which ended with the 1996 report. It presents monthly indexes and annual averages for each year. Major price developments during the year are also summarized.

Archived copies of this series for 2005-present are available at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

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L 2.61/11:

OCLC:
40421353

Citation:
United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ([year]), PPI Detailed Report, Annual Supplement, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=207

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Availability: 1998 to 2005
Authors: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Producer Price Indexes, Annual Supplement

Producer Price Indexes, Annual Supplement


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This companion publication to the monthly Producer Price Indexes is an annual supplement, which presents monthly indexes and annual averages for the year indicated. Indexes shown in the supplement are not seasonally adjusted. It also summarizes the major price developments during the year. The title of this series varied.

Publication history:
Producer Prices and Price Indexes. Supplement - 1978-1979
Supplement to Producer Prices and Price Indexes - 1980-1985
Supplement to Producer Price Indexes Data - 1986-1990
Producer Price Indexes (Annual) - 1991-1996

It is continued by the PPI Detailed Report Annual Supplement.

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L 2.61/11:

OCLC:
5062219, 7686364, 12609041, 26779171

Citation:
United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ([year]), Producer Price Indexes, Annual Supplement, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=240

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Availability: 1979 to 1997
Authors: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Restoring and Maintaining the Average Purchasing Power of the Dollar: Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency, United States Senate, Seventy-second Congress, First Session, on H.R. 11499, an Act for Restoring and Maintaining the Purchasing Power of the Dollar, S. 4429, a Bill to Restore and Maintain the Average Purchasing Power of the Dollar by the Expansion and Contraction of Credits and Currency, and for Other Purposes, May 12, 13, and 18, 1932

Restoring and Maintaining the Average Purchasing Power of the Dollar: Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency, United States Senate, Seventy-second Congress, First Session, on H.R. 11499, an Act for Restoring and Maintaining the Purchasing Power of the Dollar, S. 4429, a Bill to Restore and Maintain the Average Purchasing Power of the Dollar by the Expansion and Contraction of Credits and Currency, and for Other Purposes, May 12, 13, and 18, 1932


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Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency, United States Senate, Seventy-Second Congress, First Session on H.R. 11499 an Act for Restoring and Maintaining the Purchasing Power of the Dollar and S. 4429 a Bill to Restore and Maintain the Average Purchasing Power of the Dollar by the Expansion and Contraction of Credits and Currency, and for other Purposes.

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Y 4.B 22/3:D 69

OCLC:
5574324

Citation:
United States. Congress. Senate, ([year]), Restoring and Maintaining the Average Purchasing Power of the Dollar: Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency, United States Senate, Seventy-second Congress, First Session, on H.R. 11499, an Act for Restoring and Maintaining the Purchasing Power of the Dollar, S. 4429, a Bill to Restore and Maintain the Average Purchasing Power of the Dollar by the Expansion and Contraction of Credits and Currency, and for Other Purposes, May 12, 13, and 18, 1932, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=791

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Date: 1932
Authors: United States. Congress. Senate

Stabilization: Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives, Seventieth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 11806 (Superseding H.R. 7895, Sixty-ninth Congress)

Stabilization: Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives, Seventieth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 11806 (Superseding H.R. 7895, Sixty-ninth Congress)


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Hearings on H.R. 11806: A Bill to Amend the Act Approved December 23, 1913, Known as the Federal Reserve Act; to Define Certain Policies toward which the Powers of the Federal Reserve System shall be Directed; to Further Promote the Maintenance of a Stable Gold Standard; to Promote the Stability of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture, and Employment; to Assist in Realizing a More Stable Purchasing Power of the Dollar; and for Other Purposes.

A continuance of the hearings that were consummated in the spring of 1927 on H.R. 7895.

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Y4.B22/1:F31/15

OCLC:
6241121

Citation:
United States. Congress. House, ([year]), Stabilization: Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives, Seventieth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 11806 (Superseding H.R. 7895, Sixty-ninth Congress), [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=754

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Date: 1928
Authors: United States. Congress. House

Stagflation: Hearings before the Special Study on Economic Change of the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session, April 30, and May 7 and 9, 1979

Stagflation: Hearings before the Special Study on Economic Change of the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session, April 30, and May 7 and 9, 1979


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Hearings before the special study on economic change of the Join Economic Committee. Congress of the United States. Ninety-Sixth Congress. First session. April 30, and May 7 and 9, 1979.

OCLC:
5802532

Citation:
United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Economic Report, ([year]), Stagflation: Hearings before the Special Study on Economic Change of the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session, April 30, and May 7 and 9, 1979, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=794

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Date: 1979
Authors: United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Economic Report

Statements and Speeches of Adolph C. Miller: January 1918 - War Finance and Inflation

Statements and Speeches of Adolph C. Miller: January 1918 - War Finance and Inflation


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Statements and Speeches of Adolph C. Miller

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Reprinted from the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Miller, Adolph Caspar, 1866-1953, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Adolph C. Miller: January 1918, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/federal reserve history/bog_members_statements/Miller_191801.pdf

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Date: 1918
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Miller, Adolph Caspar, 1866-1953

Statements and Speeches of Arthur F. Burns: June 11, 1976 - The World-Wide Problem of Inflation

Statements and Speeches of Arthur F. Burns: June 11, 1976 - The World-Wide Problem of Inflation


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Statements and Speeches of Arthur F. Burns

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Address at the Commencement Exercises of the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida.

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Burns, Arthur F. (Arthur Frank), 1904-1987, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Arthur F. Burns: June 11, 1976, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/burns/Burns_19760611.pdf

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Date: 1976
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Burns, Arthur F. (Arthur Frank), 1904-1987

Statements and Speeches of Arthur F. Burns: May 26, 1974 - Menace of Inflation

Statements and Speeches of Arthur F. Burns: May 26, 1974 - Menace of Inflation


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Statements and Speeches of Arthur F. Burns

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Address at the 141st Commencement Exercises at Illinois College, in Jacksonville, Illinois

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Burns, Arthur F. (Arthur Frank), 1904-1987, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Arthur F. Burns: May 26, 1974, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/burns/Burns_19740526.pdf

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Date: 1974
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Burns, Arthur F. (Arthur Frank), 1904-1987

Statements and Speeches of Arthur F. Burns: September 19, 1975 - The Real Issues of Inflation and Unemployment

Statements and Speeches of Arthur F. Burns: September 19, 1975 - The Real Issues of Inflation and Unemployment


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Statements and Speeches of Arthur F. Burns

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Address at the Blue Key Honor Society Annual Awards Dinner, The University of George, Athens, Georgia.

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Burns, Arthur F. (Arthur Frank), 1904-1987, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Arthur F. Burns: September 19, 1975, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/burns/Burns_19750919.pdf

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Date: 1975
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Burns, Arthur F. (Arthur Frank), 1904-1987

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: November 18, 1975 - Inflation: Causes and consequences

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: November 18, 1975 - Inflation: Causes and consequences


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Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis

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Remarks before the Joint Seminar of the Canadian Council of Financial Analysts and the Toronto Council of Financial Analysts, Toronto, Canada

Citation:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Francis, Darryl R., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: November 18, 1975, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/francis/Francis_19751118.pdf

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Date: 1975
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Francis, Darryl R.

Statements and Speeches of Lawrence K. Roos: April 26, 1978 - Inflation: Truths and Half-Truths

Statements and Speeches of Lawrence K. Roos: April 26, 1978 - Inflation: Truths and Half-Truths


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Statements and Speeches of Lawrence K. Roos

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Address before the Regional Conference of National Association of Business Economists, St. Louis, MO.

Citation:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Roos, Lawrence K., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Lawrence K. Roos: April 26, 1978, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/roos/Roos_19780426.pdf

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Date: 1978
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Roos, Lawrence K.

Statements and Speeches of Marriner S. Eccles: March 11, 1943 - The war program and inflation

Statements and Speeches of Marriner S. Eccles: March 11, 1943 - The war program and inflation


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Statements and Speeches of Marriner S. Eccles

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Address before the Central States Group Investment Bankers Association of America, Chicago

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Eccles, Marriner S. (Marriner Stoddard), 1890-1977, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Marriner S. Eccles: March 11, 1943, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/eccles/eccles_19430311.pdf

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Date: 1943
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Eccles, Marriner S. (Marriner Stoddard), 1890-1977

Statements and Speeches of Marriner S. Eccles: November 25, 1947 - The current inflation problem-- causes and controls

Statements and Speeches of Marriner S. Eccles: November 25, 1947 - The current inflation problem-- causes and controls


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Statements and Speeches of Marriner S. Eccles

Description:
Statement before the Joint Committee on the Economic Report

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Eccles, Marriner S. (Marriner Stoddard), 1890-1977, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Marriner S. Eccles: November 25, 1947, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/eccles/eccles_19471125.pdf

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Date: 1947
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Eccles, Marriner S. (Marriner Stoddard), 1890-1977

Statements and Speeches of Paul A. Volcker: April 15, 1981 - Dealing with Inflation: Obstacles and Opportunities

Statements and Speeches of Paul A. Volcker: April 15, 1981 - Dealing with Inflation: Obstacles and Opportunities


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Statements and Speeches of Paul A. Volcker

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Remarks at the Alfred M. Langdon Lecture Series on Public Issues. Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

Citation:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) and Volcker, Paul A., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Paul A. Volcker: April 15, 1981, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/volcker/Volcker_19810415.pdf

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Date: 1981
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Volcker, Paul A.

Statements and Speeches of William Poole: April 11, 2002 - Inflation, recession, and the recovery

Statements and Speeches of William Poole: April 11, 2002 - Inflation, recession, and the recovery


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Statements and Speeches of William Poole

Description:
Midwest Economic Education Conference, St. Louis.

Citation:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Poole, William, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of William Poole: April 11, 2002, accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/poole/20020411.pdf

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Date: 2002
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Poole, William

Stemming Inflation: the Office of Emergency Preparedness and the 90-day freeze

Stemming Inflation: the Office of Emergency Preparedness and the 90-day freeze


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A comprehensive history of the management of the 90-day wage-price freeze, undertaken by the Office of Emergency Preparedness and the newly established Cost of Living Council.

SUDOC:
PREX 4.2:IN 3

OCLC:
591868

Citation:
United States. Office of Emergency Preparedness, ([year]), Stemming Inflation: the Office of Emergency Preparedness and the 90-day freeze, [issue title/date], accessed Oct 1, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=198

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Date: 1972
Authors: United States. Office of Emergency Preparedness