Erdogan’s 40-Year-Old Theory of Inflation Scores a Win in Turkey
By Marc Champion
December 15, 2017, 11:01 AM GMT+1
For years, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hawked an eccentric theory that challenged modern inflation-fighting methods: the key to containing prices was lower interest rates, he maintained. For weeks, he has pressured his own independent central bank not to lift borrowing costs. On Thursday, he chalked up a small victory.
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