American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
no. 2, April 2011
This paper compares the evolution of long-run inflation expectations in the euro area and the United States, using evidence from financial markets and surveys of professional forecasters. Survey data indicate that long-run inflation expectations are reasonably well anchored in both economies but reveal substantially greater dispersion across forecasters' long-horizon projections of US inflation. Analysis of
daily data on inflation swaps and nominal-indexed bond spreads, which gauge compensation for expected inflation and inflation risk, also suggests that long-run inflation expectations are more firmly anchored in the euro area than in the United States. (JEL D84, E31, E37, E52, E58)
Beechey, Meredith J., Benjamin K. Johannsen, and Andrew T. Levin.
"Are Long-Run Inflation Expectations Anchored More Firmly in the Euro Area Than in the United States?"
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics,
Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
Central Banks and Their Policies