Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/181518
Authors: 
Belke, Ansgar
Beckmann, Joscha
Dubova, Irina
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2018: Digitale Wirtschaft - Session: Inflation F02-V2
Abstract: 
Inflation expectations play a crucial role for monetary policy transmission, having become even more important since the emergence of unconventional monetary policy. Based on survey data provided by Consensus Economics, we assess determinants of professional inflation expectations for the G7 economies. We emphasize the role of international spillovers in inflation expectations stemming from monetary policy decisions in the US. We also consider several possible determinants, such as changes in the path of monetary policy, oil price shocks and uncertainty measures. Based on a Bayesian VAR, we find significant evidence for international spillovers stemming from expectations about US monetary policy based on impulse-response functions and forecast error decompositions. We also provide similar evidence on spillovers from the dispersion across inflation forecasts.
Subjects: 
Bayesian VAR
expectations
inflation
survey data
updating
JEL: 
C22
E31
E52
Document Type: 
Conference Paper
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