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Inflation Expectations and the Two Forms of Inattentiveness

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  • Easaw, Joshy

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    (Cardiff Business School)

  • Golinelli, Roberto

The purpose of the present paper is to investigate the structure and dynamics of professionals' forecast of inflation. Recent papers have focused on their forecast errors and how they may be affected by informational rigidities, or inattentiveness. In this paper we extend the existing literature by considering a second form of inattentiveness. While showing that both types of inattentiveness are closely related, we focus on the inattentiveness that forecasters face when undertaking multi-period forecast and, thereby, the expected momentum of inflation. Using number survey-based data for the US and UK, we establish a new structure for the professional's forecast error with direct implications for the persistence of real effects

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Paper provided by Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Economics Section in its series Cardiff Economics Working Papers with number E2014/21.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2014
Handle: RePEc:cdf:wpaper:2014/21
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