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Policy Makers Priors and Inflation Density Forecasts

  • Marco Vega

    (LSE & Central Bank of Peru)

This paper models an inflation forecast density framework that closely resembles actual policy makers behaviour regarding the determination of the modal point, the uncertainty and asymmetry in the inflation forecasts. The framework combines policy makers prior information about these parameters with a standard parametric density estimation technique using Bayesian theory. The combination crucially hinges on an information-theoretic utility function gains of the policy maker from performing the forecast exercise.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Econometrics with number 0403005.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 13 Mar 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpem:0403005
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 32
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