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Information Frictions among Firms and Households

Sebastian Link, Andreas Peichl (), Christopher Roth and Johannes Wohlfart

No 8969, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo

Abstract: We survey samples of German firms and households to document novel stylized facts about the extent of information frictions among the two groups. First, firms’ expectations about macroeconomic variables are closer to expert forecasts and less dispersed than households’, consistent with higher information frictions among households. Second, the degree of dispersion and the distance from expert forecasts varies more across groups of households than across groups of firms. Third, firms update their policy rate expectations less than households when provided with an expert forecast, consistent with holding stronger priors. Our results have implications for modelling choices, macroeconomic dynamics, and policies.

Keywords: information frictions; expectation formation; firms; households; interest rates (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D83 D84 E71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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