Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/153522
Authors: 
Badarinza, Cristian
Buchmann, Marco
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper 1088
Abstract: 
The aim of this study is to assess empirically to what extent the degree of heterogeneity of consumers’ inflation perceptions and expectations is driven by the flow of information related to current and future price developments in the euro area. We conduct the analysis both on an aggregate level for the euro area as well as for a set of countries using panel techniques. We find that the degree to which consumers’ expectations are discordant is negatively related to news intensity. Moreover, the results suggest that the absolute bias in expectations decreases as news become more intense and this effect has become more pronounced since the introduction of the common currency.
Subjects: 
euro area
heterogeneity
inflation expectations
news
survey data
JEL: 
D12
D84
E31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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