Events

The Great Inflation of the 1970s
1/1/1969
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6/30/1980

The Great Inflation of the 1970s was a period of time of significant inflation in the United States.

  • Period of time from late 1969 to 1980
  • Maxed out in 1980 with a CPI of 13.6%

Potential Causes

Historical Setup
  • Was not expected or forecasted to occur
  • CPI was fairly low for the previous decade