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High and Uncertain Inflation: Results from a New Data Set

  • Davis, George
  • Kanago, Bryce

The authors use a data set of inflation expectations that covers twenty years and forty-four countries to investigate the relationship between the level and uncertainty of inflation. While there is strong and robust evidence of a relationship between average inflation and average uncertainty across countries, there is little evidence in their data for a within country relationship. In particular, very few of the countries in the sample exhibit a relationship between lagged inflation and future uncertainty. This result holds even when the authors use a bootstrapping technique that is robust to small sample size and heteroscedasticity.

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Volume (Year): 30 (1998)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 218-30

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