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Estimating Phillips Curves in Turbulent Times using the ECBs Survey of Professional Forecasters

  • Gary Koop

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    (Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde)

  • Luca Onorante

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    (European Central Bank)

This paper uses forecasts from the European Central Bank?s Survey of Professional Forecasters to investigate the relationship between inflation and inflation expectations in the euro area. We use theoretical structures based on the New Keynesian and Neoclassical Phillips curves to inform our empirical work. Given the relatively short data span of the Survey of Professional Forecasters and the need to control for many explanatory variables,we use dynamic model averaging in order to ensure a parsimonious econometric specification. We use both regression-based and VAR-based methods. We find no support for the backward looking behavior embedded in the Neo-classical Phillips curve. Much more support is found for the forward looking behavior of the New Keynesian Phillips curve, but most of this support is found after the beginning of the financial crisis.

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Paper provided by University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1109.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2011
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