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Controller Series: Inflation, Deflation, and Stagflation (1)Controller Series: Inflation, Deflation, and Stagflation (1)

While several years have passed since the Great Recession, economic and political uncertainty have continued to plague business decision-making. The roles and responsibilities of CPAs and finance professionals, meanwhile, has continued to expand. This course is part of a series of short courses that will explore key economic and regulatory issues that will have a substantial impact on financial and accounting decisions for years to come. 

This one hour course will examine and walk-through key Federal Reserve policies following the Great Recession, and its impact on the accounting and finance professional today. Special focus will be given to the impact of these policies on inflation and deflationary pressures, and their impact on business and industry.

Credits: 1
Estimated Length: 1 hour(s)


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Online Lesson1. Controller Series: Inflation, Deflation, and Stagflation -


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the impact of Quantitative Easing and Operation Twist on inflation and deflation rates

  • Identify risks associated with hyperinflation

  • Identify risks associated with deflation

  • Identify risks associated with stagflation 

Major Topics:  

  • Quantitative Easing (QE) and Operation Twist

  • Hyperinflation risks

  • Inflation rate history in the U.S.

  • Reserve policies of the Federal Reserve

  • The velocity of money

  • Deflation and stagflation risks 

Field of Study:  Economics 

Recommended CPE Credit Hours:  1.0 

Course Level: Basic  

Prerequisites:  None 

Designed For: CPAs, industry accounting and finance staff, C-level corporate officers 

Authors: Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA 

Publish Date:  04/30/2017

Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA
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