DP7250 Inflation Risk Premia and Survey Evidence on Macroeconomic Uncertainty
|Publication Date:||April 2009|
|Keyword(s):||break-even inflation, liquidity premium, Survey of Professional Forecasters|
|Programme Areas:||International Macroeconomics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=7250|
Nominal and real U.S. interest rates (1997Q1-2008Q2) are combined with inflation expectations from the Survey of Professional Forecasters to calculate time series of risk premia. It is shown that survey data on inflation and output growth uncertainty, as well as a proxy for liquidity premia can explain a large amount of the variation in these risk premia.