Public attitudes about inflation: a comparative analysis

Quarterly Bulletin 2001 Q3
Published on 01 September 2001

By Kenneth Scheve of the Bank’s International Economic Analysis Division.

This article analyses public opinion in advanced economies to assess what individual citizens think about inflation. Opinion surveys suggest that the general public is inflation averse, but that there is significant variation across countries and over time. Evidence is presented that average inflation aversion is sensitive to factors affecting the expected costs of inflation.

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