Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/175208
Authors: 
Armantier, Olivier
Topa, Giorgio
van der Klaauw, Wilbert
Zafar, Basit
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Staff Report No. 800
Abstract: 
This report presents an overview of the Survey of Consumer Expectations, a new monthly online survey of a rotating panel of household heads. The survey collects timely information on consumers' expectations and decisions on a broad variety of topics, including but not limited to inflation, household finance, the labor market, and the housing market. There are three main goals of the survey: (1) measuring consumer expectations at a high frequency, (2) understanding how these expectations are formed, and (3) investigating the link between expectations and behavior. This report discusses the origins of the survey, the questionnaire design, the implementation of the survey and the sample, and computation of various statistics that are released every month. We conclude with a discussion of how the results are disseminated, and how the (micro) data may be accessed.
Subjects: 
survey
expectations
inflation
measurement
JEL: 
C81
D80
E31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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