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Inflation & Deflation

Inflation & Deflation

  • HousingInflation

    Rising Inflation Doesn't Impact Everyone the Same

    Monday, December 19, 2016

    Housing services and medical services provide two examples of how rising inflation impacts people differently.

  • Deflation Durable Goods

    Durable Goods Prove a Drag on Inflation

    Monday, December 05, 2016

    Inflation hasn’t been at the Fed’s 2 percent target for quite some time, and one of its three major components is lagging far behind the other two.

  • OilandFoodPrices

    Do Rises in Oil Prices Mean Rises in Food Prices?

    Thursday, November 24, 2016

    Over the past 10 years, crude oil and agricultural commodity prices have increased substantially. Is there a link?

  • neo-fisherism

    What Does Neo-Fisherism Say about Unconventional Monetary Policy?

    Thursday, November 10, 2016

    When central banks encounter low inflation and low nominal interest rates, they tend to use unconventional monetary policy. What does Neo-Fisherism say about these policies?

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    How Neo-Fisherism Differs from Conventional Central Banking Wisdom

    Tuesday, November 08, 2016

    In contrast to conventional wisdom, Neo-Fisherism suggests that central banks could increase inflation by raising their nominal interest rate targets.

  • neo-fisherism

    How Do Central Banks Typically Control Inflation?

    Monday, November 07, 2016

    Central banks tend to increase their nominal interest rate target when inflation is above their inflation target and vice versa. 

  • st louis fed price pressures measure

    What Will Inflation Be over the Next Year?

    Tuesday, October 04, 2016

    The St. Louis Fed’s Price Pressures Measure, which predicts inflation over the next 12 months, shows a 9 percent chance of inflation above 2.5 percent.

  • st louis fed economic news index

    Real GDP Projected at 3.6% Annual Rate in Third Quarter

    Monday, September 05, 2016

    The St. Louis Fed Economic News Index, updated weekly, shows notably stronger real GDP growth in the third quarter than the second quarter rate of 1.1 percent.

  • inflation surveys and the fomc

    Consumer Surveys, Inflation Expectations and the FOMC

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    The FOMC seems to be paying attention to consumer surveys about inflation expectations. But how much do consumers know about inflation?

  • bullard

    The St. Louis Fed's New Approach to Near-Term Projections

    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    President James Bullard discusses the thinking behind the St. Louis Fed’s new approach to near-term projections for the U.S. macroeconomy and for the federal funds rate. He also explains how the new approach differs from the old one.