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Do Inflation Expectations Converge Toward Inflation Target or Actual Inflation? Evidence from Expectation Gap Persistence

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  • Serkan Cicek
  • Cuneyt Akar

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Anchoring inflation expectations to inflation targets rather than actual inflation implies a credible monetary policy. We utilized a quantile autoregression approach developed by Koenker and Xiao (2004) in order to analyse whether the inflation expectations converge toward inflation targets or actual inflation. Our analysis suggested that inflation expectations have been anchored to both inflation targets and actual inflation. Furthermore, no convergence toward inflation targets in larger quantiles exists, although inflation expectations have globally followed actual inflation. These findings provide strong evidence favouring imperfect credibility in Turkey.

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  • Serkan Cicek & Cuneyt Akar, 2014. "Do Inflation Expectations Converge Toward Inflation Target or Actual Inflation? Evidence from Expectation Gap Persistence," Central Bank Review, Research and Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, vol. 14(1), pages 15-21.
  • Handle: RePEc:tcb:cebare:v:14:y:2014:i:1:p:15-21
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    1. Altug, Sumru & Çakmaklı, Cem, 2016. "Forecasting inflation using survey expectations and target inflation: Evidence for Brazil and Turkey," International Journal of Forecasting, Elsevier, vol. 32(1), pages 138-153.
    2. repec:tcb:cebare:v:17:y:2017:i:1:p:31-38 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Baris Soybilgen & Ege Yazgan, 2017. "An evaluation of inflation expectations in Turkey," Central Bank Review, Research and Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, vol. 17(1), pages 1-31–38.
    4. Geronikolaou, George & Spyromitros, Eleftherios & Tsintzos, Panagiotis, 2016. "Inflation persistence: The path of labor market structural reforms," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 58(C), pages 317-322.
    5. repec:kap:empiri:v:45:y:2018:i:4:d:10.1007_s10663-017-9388-0 is not listed on IDEAS
    6. repec:spr:soinre:v:135:y:2018:i:2:d:10.1007_s11205-016-1492-1 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Credibility; Anchoring; Quantile Autoregression; Turkish Economy;

    JEL classification:

    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • 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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