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What’s driving inflation: wages, profits, or energy prices? − speech by Jonathan Haskel
Given at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington DC
25 May 2023
Jonathan explores the roles of wages, profits, and the terms of trade in understanding inflation. Using national income accounting concepts and data, he provides a breakdown of inflation in the UK, US and Euro Area up to the end of 2022. He offers some technical advice on how to interpret the role of capital income, including profits, in national income accounting data. He concludes with some views on UK monetary policy.