Inflationary household uncertainty shocks
No 5/2022, Bank of Finland Research Discussion Papers from Bank of Finland
I construct a novel measure of household uncertainty based on survey data for European countries. I show that household uncertainty shocks do not universally behave like negative demand shocks. Notably, household uncertainty shocks are largely inflationary in Europe. Further analysis, including a comparison of results across countries, suggest that factors related to average markups along with monetary policy play a role in the transmission of household uncertainty to inflation. These results lend support to a pricing bias mechanism as an important transmission channel.
Keywords: uncertainty; inflation; surveys of expectations (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D84 E30 E52 E71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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