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Why is inflation so high and will it stay that way? An economist explains

man looks at financial data amid concerns about soaring inflation

The rise in inflation is being largely driven by post-pandemic demand and the war in Ukraine. Image: Frank Busch/Unsplash

Gayle Markovitz
Lead Editor, World Economic Forum
Natalie Marchant
Writer, Forum Agenda
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Paul Donovan, Chief Economist, UBS

Ivan Bonderenko and his grandsons Marat and Renat push a bale of hay in the village of Yakovlivka, outside Kharkiv, after it was attacked in an aerial bombardment as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, April 2, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter    SEARCH
The war in Ukraine has disrupted global supplies of commodities such as wheat. Image: Reuters/Thomas Peter
Paul Donovan, Chief Economist, UBS


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December 8, 2023

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