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Disagreement about U.S. and Euro-Area Inflation Forecasts

FRBSF Economic Letter

2021-08 | March 22, 2021 | Research from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Disagreement among economic forecasters about the outlook for inflation in both the United States and the euro area has increased since the onset of the pandemic. The nature of these forecast differences can provide insights into the inflation risks that lie ahead. Many forecasters initially expected substantially lower inflation over the next year but subsequently raised their expectations as economic activity began to improve. In contrast, changes in expectations and disagreement about longer-term inflation have been relatively subdued and suggest a balanced likelihood between higher and lower inflation.