Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe

  • Tara McIndoe-CalderEmail author
  • Tara Bedi
  • Rogelio Mercado


This chapter looks at the Zimbabwean economy during its hyperinflation episode. One of the main motivations behind this chapter is to illustrate how the macroeconomic instability as a result of the hyperinflation affected households, firms across all sectors, parastatals and public services in Zimbabwe. It also looks back to the decade prior to hyperinflation, laying out contributing factors to the hyperinflation episode.


Hyperinflation Poverty Public sector GDP 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tara McIndoe-Calder
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tara Bedi
    • 2
  • Rogelio Mercado
    • 3
  1. 1.Central Bank of IrelandDublinIreland
  2. 2.Economics DepartmentTrinity College DublinDublinIreland
  3. 3.The South East Asian Central Banks Research and Training CentreKuala LumpurMalaysia

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