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STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘inflation’?
(2) What is inflation and what causes it?
(3) What is the rate of inflation in your country?
(4) Has your country ever experiences high, hyper or spiraling inflation?
(5) Why is inflation important to economists?
(6) What does inflation mean to you on a daily basis?
(7) What do governments do to control or curb inflation?
(8) What creates runaway inflation like that in Zimbabwe?
(9) How does high inflation affect the economy and the people in it?
(10) What can you do to protect yourself against inflation?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) Do you follow the news on different rates of inflation around the world?
(2) How do economies survive even with rates of inflation in the thousands of percent?
(3) Who does inflation hit the hardest?
(4) What is deflation and does this harm the economy?
(5) Does inflation in other countries affect your country’s economy?
(6) Is there an important link between inflation and unemployment?
(7) What is the difference between inflation and real inflation?
(8) What are inflationary pressures?
(9) What are the differences between wage and cost inflation?
(10) What is the “market basket” used in calculating the CPI (Consumer Price Index) to get the figure for inflation?



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