Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Inflation Resources

Here are some inflation resources.

Inflation related books

List of consumer and commodity prices from the Fed

The USDA estimates elasticity of prices and demand for food around the world. Which is a fancy way of saying how much people will be affected by inflation. Contains neat excel files with many countries' current and projected expenditures affected by inflation.

Track inflation (for multiple countries) based on online prices of anything you can sell at the Billion Prices Project from MIT.

There's a great reference book called The Value of a Dollar: Prices and Incomes in the United States that lists prices of daily life items throughout our history.

This source culls information from old magazines, newspapers and other sources to show actual prices of everything from screwdrivers to food to beds to cars.

Here's the Bureau of Labor Statistics's Consumer Price Index (CPI).

How much money are we printing?

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