The Inflation Rate Is Falling, but Prices Are Not

Inflation is likely a topic your students are familiar with, but there is still a lot of confusion around the concept. This brief article explains the seeming paradox we see in our economy: The inflation rate is decreasing, but prices continue to increase. We’ll also disentangle the concepts of inflation, disinflation, deflation, and the CPI.

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Education Level: 9-12 College
Subjects: Economics AP Economics Personal Finance
Concepts: Inflation/Deflation
Resource Types: Publication Lesson
Languages: English
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