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Re: Will immigration brake British inflation?

Three messages have been deleted from this thread. Let's please keep things as civilised as possible.

Re: Will immigration brake British inflation?

Wasn't me for once

Re: Will immigration brake British inflation?

Once again the myth of wage caused inflation raises its head. Wage inflation predicts unemployment not broad based inflation. Wage inflation is a lagging indicator. True inflation can be initiated by several causes: devaluation, excess growth of money supply, and growth of marginal tax rates amongst others.

It’s amazing what passes for an “economist” nowadays.

For the truly boring on this forum:

There is little systematic evidence that wages (either conventionally measured by compensation or adjusted through productivity and converted to unit labor costs) are helpful for predicting inflation. In fact, there is more evidence that inflation helps predict wages. The current emphasis on using changes in wage rates to forecast short-term inflation pressure would therefore appear to be unwarranted. The policy conclusion to be drawn is that inflation can appear regardless of recent wage trends.

Re: Will immigration brake British inflation?


Thank you for your, as ever, thorough explanation, slepowron.