Improving Survey Measures of Household Inflation Expectations
7 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2010
Date Written: August/September 2010
Expectations about future inflation are generally thought to play an important role in households’ decisions about spending and saving. They are also of great interest to central bankers, who take them into account when determining policy or assessing the effectiveness of communications with the public. To help improve existing survey measures of inflation expectations, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York recently joined with other institutions and academic consultants to develop a set of survey questions that will yield more reliable information on households’ inflation expectations, inflation uncertainty, and expectations about future wage changes.
Keywords: inflation expectations, wage expectations
JEL Classification: C81, E31, E37, E64
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