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Measuring inflation: the core is rotten

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  • James B. Bullard

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May 18, 2011. Delivered at Money Marketeers of New York University, New York, N.Y.

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  • James B. Bullard, 2011. "Measuring inflation: the core is rotten," Speech 180, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
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