Headline vs. Core Inflation: A Look at Some Issues

Bullard, James
April 2011
Regional Economist;Apr2011, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p3
Trade Publication
The author reflects on a debate among economists in the U.S. about whether to focus on headline inflation (HI) or core inflation (CI) as a reliable predictor of price movements. He discusses a difference in calculating HI and CI. He also offers an interpretation of the persistent divergence between HI and CI since June 2010.


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