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'Ex-ante' Taylor rules - Newly discovered evidence from the G7 countries

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  • Fendel, Ralf
  • Frenkel, Michael
  • Rülke, Jan-Christoph

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This paper addresses the question of whether financial market participants apply the framework of Taylor-type rules in their forecasts for the G7 countries. To this end, we use the Consensus Economic Forecast poll providing us a unique data set of inflation rate, interest rate and growth rate forecasts for the time period 1989-2008. We provide empirical evidence that financial market participants incorporate Taylor-type rules in their forecasts. Thus, the paper uses ex-ante data for the estimation of Taylor rules. This is a new approach, because so far only ex-post (revised) or real-time data have been applied.

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  • Fendel, Ralf & Frenkel, Michael & Rülke, Jan-Christoph, 2011. "'Ex-ante' Taylor rules - Newly discovered evidence from the G7 countries," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 224-232, June.
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