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Inflation Expectations and Central Bank Communication in Turkey

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  • Yusuf Soner Baskaya
  • Eda Gulsen
  • Hakan Kara

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This study assesses how inflation expectations respond to inflation targets, forecasts, and realizations with a particular focus on whether the sensitivity of expectations to inflation realizations increases with the level of inflation. For the sample period between April 2006 and May 2012, our findings indicate that forecasts, targets, and past inflation are important determinants of inflation expectations. Moreover, expectations are more sensitive to inflation realizations at higher levels of inflation. Interestingly, we find that sensitivity of expectations to inflation has decreased over time, especially since the end of 2011 despite a very rapid and sizable increase in CPI inflation due to one-off factors. Our results suggest that the implementation of tight monetary policy and intensive communication efforts by Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey might have reduced the sensitivity of expectations to the inflation realizations.

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  • Yusuf Soner Baskaya & Eda Gulsen & Hakan Kara, 2012. "Inflation Expectations and Central Bank Communication in Turkey," Central Bank Review, Research and Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, vol. 12(2), pages 1-10.
  • Handle: RePEc:tcb:cebare:v:12:y:2012:i:2:p:1-10
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    1. Aslihan Atabek & Dan Andrews & Rauf Gönenç, 2017. "Rebalancing Turkey’s growth by improving resource allocation and productivity in manufacturing," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 1367, OECD Publishing.
    2. Kose,Ayhan & Matsuoka,Hideaki & Panizza,Ugo G. & Vorisek,Dana Lauren, 2019. "Inflation Expectations : Review and Evidence," Policy Research Working Paper Series 8785, The World Bank.
    3. Ece Oral, 2016. "Measuring Consumer Inflation Expectations in Turkey," Eastern European Business and Economics Journal, Eastern European Business and Economics Studies Centre, vol. 2(1), pages 43-74.
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    Keywords

    Monetary policy; Inflation expectations; Central bank communication;

    JEL classification:

    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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