The level and uncertainty of inflation: Results from OECD forecasts
There is considerable evidence that inflation variability and the level of inflation are positively related across countries. Evidence of a within-country relation is mixed. Evidence for a significant positive relation comes mostly from studies using some survey measure; contrary evidence comes mostly from studies using regression errors. Our measure of uncertainty is the squared forecast-error from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development inflation forecasts. Most countries do not exhibit a positive and significant relation. The greatest number of positive coefficients is for relative uncertainty regressed on contemporaneous inflation.
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Davis, G. K. and Kanago, B. E., "The level and uncertainty of inflation: Results from OECD forecasts" (2000). Faculty Publications. 3683.