Data Revisions, Gradualism, and US Inflation Pressure in Real Time
Pierre Siklos () and
Diana Weymark ()
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Diana Weymark: Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University
No 816, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers from Vanderbilt University Department of Economics
Uncertainties associated with the informational content of real-time data and the impact of policy initiatives on expectations have been offered as rationales for gradualism in monetary policy. Our objective is to assess these potential explanations quantitatively. Focusing on inflation as the key variable of interest to central banks, we construct indices of inflation pressure to characterize the state of the economy before and after the implementation of monetary policy. Using six vintages of US data, we analyze changes in the information content of economic data across revisions and the importance of expectations in determining the impact of monetary policy.
Keywords: Inflation pressure; counterfactuals; real time data; gradualism; monetary policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E52 E58 C61 C22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Data Revisions, Gradualism, and US Inflation Pressure in Real Time (2011)
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