Term Structures of Inflation Expectations and Real Interest Rates
70 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2016
Date Written: 2016-03-14
Revised September 2016. In this paper, I use a statistical model to combine various surveys to produce a term structure of inflation expectations--inflation expectations at any horizon--and an associated term structure of real interest rates. Inflation expectations extracted from this model track realized inflation quite well, and in terms of forecast accuracy, they are at par with or superior to some popular alternatives. Looking at the period 2008.2015, I conclude that long-run inflation expectations remained anchored, and the policies of the Federal Reserve provided a large level of monetary stimulus to the economy.
Keywords: Surveys, TIPS, Inflation swaps, Unconventional monetary policy, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)
JEL Classification: C32, E31, E43, E58
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