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Venezuela’s Grim Reaper: A Current Inflation Measurement – Current Annual Rate 4651%

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. The Grim Reaper has taken his scythe to the Venezuelan bolivar. The death of the bolivar is depicted in the following chart. A bolivar is worth less, and with its collapse, Venezuela is witnessing today the world’s worst inflation.  As […]


Venezuela’s Grim Reaper: Hyperinflation Started on December 17, 2016 and Continues Today, With Annual Inflation Hitting 4304%

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. The Grim Reaper has taken his scythe to the Venezuelan bolivar. The death of the bolivar is depicted in the following chart. A bolivar is worth less, and with its collapse, Venezuela is witnessing today the world’s worst inflation.  As […]


Mugabe Out, Mnangagwa In, Inflation Down – Current Annual Rate 32%

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. Robert Mugabe’s 27-year reign of lawlessness, corruption, and incompetence came to an end late November 2017, after a “soft coup” engineered by Emmerson Mnangagwa (aka “the Crocodile”) successfully unseated the aged dictator. Since then, inflation expectations in Zimbabwe have fallen […]


Mugabe Out, Mnangagwa In, Inflation Down

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. Robert Mugabe’s 27-year reign of lawlessness, corruption, and incompetence came to an end late November 2017, after a “soft coup” engineered by Emmerson  Mnangagwa (aka “the Crocodile”) successfully unseated the aged dictator. Since then, inflation expectations in Zimbabwe have fallen […]


Hyperinflation: Much Talked About, Little Understood

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. Professor Liping He from Beijing Normal University has produced a most comprehensive and useful scholarly treatment of world hyperinflation. It is hot off the press. This is a welcomed addition to the literature. Indeed, Hyperinflation: A World History is destined […]


Venezuela’s Grim Reaper: A Current Inflation Measurement – Current Annual Rate 2800%

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. The Grim Reaper has taken his scythe to the Venezuelan bolivar. The death of the bolivar is depicted in the following chart. A bolivar is worthless, and with its collapse, Venezuela is witnessing the world’s worst inflation.  As the bolivar […]


The Economist Magazine Remains Confused On Zimbabwe Inflation

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. The Economist magazine remains confused. The November 4th issue of The Economist carried reportage on the ever-more acute economic disaster that grips Zimbabwe: “Surviving under Mugabe: Zimbabwe’s Deepening Crisis.” While the broad outlines of this reportage are correct, one reported “fact” in […]


Two Hyperinflations In Less Than Ten Years Did Mugabe In

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. Robert Mugabe’s 37-year reign of lawlessness, corruption and incompetence has just come to an end.  Mugabe is toast, thanks to a “soft coup” engineered by Emmerson Mnangagwa (aka: “the Crocodile”), who was Zimbabwe’s Vice President until he was dismissed earlier […]


Venezuela’s Grim Reaper: A Current Inflation Measurement – Current Annual Rate 2977%

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. The Grim Reaper has taken his scythe to the Venezuelan bolivar. The death of the bolivar is depicted in the following chart. A bolivar is worthless, and with its collapse, Venezuela is witnessing the world’s worst inflation.  As the bolivar […]


Venezuela’s Grim Reaper: A Current Inflation Measurement – Current Annual Rate 2588%

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. The Grim Reaper has taken his scythe to the Venezuelan bolivar. The death of the bolivar is depicted in the following chart. A bolivar is worthless, and with its collapse, Venezuela is witnessing the world’s worst inflation.  As the bolivar […]


Zimbabwe’s Inflation Monitor: A Weekly Update

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. In 2008, Zimbabwe suffered the second most severe episode of hyperinflation in recorded history. The annual inflation rate peaked in November 2008, reaching 89.7 sextillion (10^23) percent (see table below).  At the peak of Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation episode in November 2008, […]


Venezuela’s Grim Reaper: A Current Inflation Measurement – Current Annual Rate 2875%

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. The Grim Reaper has taken his scythe to the Venezuelan bolivar. The death of the bolivar is depicted in the following chart. A bolivar is worthless, and with its collapse, Venezuela is witnessing the world’s worst inflation.  As the bolivar […]


Venezuela’s Grim Reaper: A Current Inflation Measurement – Current Annual Rate 3286%

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. The Grim Reaper has taken his scythe to the Venezuelan bolivar. The death of the bolivar is depicted in the following chart. A bolivar is worthless, and with its collapse, Venezuela is witnessing the world’s worst inflation.  As the bolivar […]


Venezuela’s Grim Reaper: A Current Inflation Measurement, Including a Note on the IMF’s Musings on Inflation

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. The Grim Reaper has taken his scythe to the Venezuelan bolivar. The death of the bolivar is depicted in the following chart. A bolivar is worthless, and with its collapse, Venezuela is witnessing the world’s worst inflation.  As the bolivar […]


Zimbabwe Inflates, Again…

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. In November 2008, Zimbabwe experienced the second highest recorded inflation rate in history, and with that, it entered the Hanke-Krus World Hyperinflation Table. That’s when the annual inflation rate reached a peak of 89.7 sextillion (10^21) percent (see table below).  […]