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Matei

JD Juris Doctorate candidate

Expertise
law, economics, consulting

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

The Causes and Effects of Inflation in 2022

Inflation hasn't been a major public issue in the U.S. since the 1970s, but it's firmly back in front page news in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Several explanations have been set out for inflation levels approaching 10 percent: global supply chain issues, sharply accelerating demand in the aftermath of COVID, large fiscal stimulus packages, and persistently loose monetary policy. A student project could address a subset of the following questions: Is inflation a problem and if so, why? Who wins and who loses from high levels of inflation? What are the primary causes of inflation in 2022? Why is US inflation higher than that in other countries? What kind of actions can governments take to tackle inflation?

Coding skills

Basic python

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