Do FOMC members herd?
AbstractWe show that growth and unemployment forecasts submitted by individual FOMC members do not exhibit herding behavior, while the inflation forecasts show strong evidence of anti-herding. Interestingly, anti-herding is more important for non-voting members than for voters.
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Volume (Year): 113 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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Federal Open Market Committee; Monetary policy; Forecasting; Herding;
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