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Effects of Inflation Expectations on Macroeconomic Dynamics: Extrapolative Versus Regressive Expectations

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  • Lines Marji

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    (University of Udine)

  • Westerhoff Frank

    ()
    (University of Bamberg)

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In this paper, we integrate heterogeneous inflation expectations into a simple monetary model. Guided by empirical evidence, we assume that boundedly rational agents, selecting between extrapolative and regressive forecasting rules to predict the future inflation rate, prefer rules that have produced low prediction errors in the past. We show that integrating this behavioral expectation formation process into the monetary model leads to the possibility of endogenous macroeconomic dynamics. For instance, our model replicates certain empirical regularities such as irregular growth cycles or inflation persistence. Moreover, we observe multi-stability via a Chenciner bifurcation.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics.

Volume (Year): 16 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
Pages: 1-30

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