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Measuring inflation: the core is rotten

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  • James Bullard

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An earlier version of this article was delivered as a speech to the Money Marketeers of New York University, New York, New York, May 18, 2011.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in its journal Review.

Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): July ()
Pages: 223-234

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlrv:y:2011:i:july:p:223-234:n:v.93no.4

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Keywords: Monetary policy - United States ; Inflation (Finance);

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  1. Theodor M. Crone & N. Neil K. Khettry & Loretta J. Mester & Jason A. Novak, 2011. "Core measures of inflation as predictors of total inflation," Working Papers 11-24, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
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Cited by:
  1. Vipin Arora & Pedro Gomis-Porqueras & Shuping Shi, 2011. "Testing for Explosive Behaviour in Relative Inflation Measures: Implications for Monetary Policy," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 37-11, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  2. Marco Airaudo & Luis-Felipe Zanna, 2012. "Equilibrium Determinacy and Inflation Measures for Interest Rate Rules," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 15(4), pages 573-592, October.
  3. Tito Nícias Teixeira da Silva Filho, 2012. "Are Core Inflation Directional Forecasts Informative?," Working Papers Series 266, Central Bank of Brazil, Research Department.

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