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Deflation's Effects on Output

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Analyse why deflation may cause a fall in output.

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Inflation and Deflation

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I. 🍃Introduction
- Definition of a fall in the price level
- Importance of understanding the impact of a fall in the price level on the economy

II. Discouragement of Spending and Reduction of Aggregate Demand
- Explanation of how a fall in the price level may discourage spending
- Discussion of how reduced spending may lead to a reduction in aggregate demand

III. Household Behavior and Its Impact on Firms
- Analysis of how households may wait for prices to fall further
- Discussion of how this behavior may reduce firms' output

IV. Deflation and Its Impact on Firms' Profits
- Explanation of how deflation may reduce firms' profits
- Discussion of how this may discourage investment

V. Reduction in Demand for Capital Goods and Lower Output
- Analysis of how a reduction in investment may lead to a lower demand for capital goods
- Discussion of how this may lead to a lower output of capital goods

VI. 👉Conclusion
- Summary of the main points discussed in the essay
- Implications of a fall in the price level for the economy as a whole
- Suggestions for policy makers to address the negative impacts of a fall in the price level.

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