Attention to inflation depends on its level

Published on 26 January 2024

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Eco notepad, billet no. 340. For central banks to achieve their price stability objective, inflation expectations need to be anchored at the inflation target. The formation of these expectations depends on the amount of attention economic agents pay to inflation. Using data from social media and the press, we show that attention to inflation is not constant and depends on the level of inflation.

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