Whose Expectations Augment the Phillips Curve?

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Carola Binder

Haverford College - Department of Economics

Date Written: July 7, 2015

Abstract

This letter uses consumer survey data to estimate expectations-augmented Phillips curves with inflation expectations disaggregated by socioeconomic and demographic groups. The inflation expectations of high-income, college-educated, male, and working-age people play a larger role in inflation dynamics than do the expectations of other groups of consumers or of professional forecasters.

Keywords: inflation, heterogeneous expectations, Phillips curve

JEL Classification: E3, E5, D1

Suggested Citation

Binder, Carola, Whose Expectations Augment the Phillips Curve? (July 7, 2015). Economics Letters, Vol. 136, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2789750

Carola Binder (Contact Author)

Haverford College - Department of Economics ( email )

Haverford, PA 19041
United States

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