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The Social Value of Information: A Test of a Beauty and Non-Beauty Contest

Thomas Lustenberger and Enzo Rossi

Working papers from Faculty of Business and Economics - University of Basel

Abstract: We develop and apply a procedure to test the welfare implications of a beauty and non-beauty contest based on survey forecasts of interest rates and yields in a large country sample over an extended period of time. In most countries, interest rate forecasts are unbiased and consistent with both models, but are rarely supported by yield forecasts. In half of the countries, a higher precision of public information regarding interest rates increases welfare. During forward guidance, public information is less precise than private information.

Keywords: Value of information; beauty contest; interest rate forecasts; bond yield forecasts; strategic forecasts; central bank transparency; forward guidance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D8 E43 E52 E58 G1 G29 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-01-26
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