Why Do We Think That Inflation Expectations Matter for Inflation? (And Should We?) (federalreserve.gov)
Author's footnote: I leave aside the deeper concern that the primary role of mainstream economics in our society is to provide an apologetics for a criminally oppressive, unsustainable, and unjust social order.
Preaching to the choir.
The paper wastes a lot of time trying to make the case, but the general claim that expectations do not determine inflation is one I've always made. Expectations eventually converge to reality.
With some exceptions for the devoutly religious.
L. Randall WraySenior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute
Professor of Economics, Bard College
Emeritus Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Co-editor Journal of Post Keynesian Economics
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A Great Leap Forward: Heterodox Economic Policy for the 21st Century; Randall Wray; Paperback ISBN: 9780128193808; Academic Press; Published Date: 22nd January 2020; https://www.elsevier.com/books/a-great-leap-forward/wray/978-0-12-819380-8
Macroeconomics; Author(s): William Mitchell, L. Randall Wray, Martin Watts; Red Globe Press, Macmillan International; February 2019; https://www.macmillanihe.com/page/detail/Macroeconomics/?K=9781137610669.
Why Minsky Matters: An Introduction to the work of a maverick economist, Princeton University Presshttp://press.princeton.edu/titles/10575.html
Modern Money Theory: a primer on macroeconomics for sovereign monetary systems, Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/modern-money-theory-l-randall-wray/?isb=9781137539908
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