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Imperfect Information and Consumer Inflation Expectations: Evidence from Microdata

Dräger, Lena and Lamla, Michael J (2017) 'Imperfect Information and Consumer Inflation Expectations: Evidence from Microdata.' Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 79 (6). pp. 933-968. ISSN 0305-9049

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This paper explores which factors trigger an adjustment in consumers’ inflation expectations and looks at the implications regarding forecast errors. We find support for imperfect information models, as inflation volatility and news trigger an adjustment in expectations. Furthermore, we document that individual expectations become more accurate if they have been adjusted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rational Inattention; Updating inflation expectations; Microdata; News
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 08:46
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 18:43

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