Computing long‐term market inflation expectations for countries without inflation expectation markets

Petra Gerlach-Kristen, Richhild Moessner and Rina Rosenblatt-Wisch

Issue
2017-09

Pages
35

JEL classification
E31, E44, E58

Keywords
Inflation expectations, market‐based inflation expectations, anchoring of inflation expectations, long‐term real interest rates

Year
2017

We derive daily market‐based domestic long‐term inflation expectations for eight countries without inflation swap markets. To do so, we use foreign inflation swaps together with (1) foreign and domestic interest rate swaps assuming that purchasing power parity (PPP) and uncovered interest rate parity (UIP) hold or together with (2) spot and forward exchange rates assuming that PPP, UIP and covered interest rate parity (CIP) hold. We confirm the plausibility of our PPP‐UIP and PPP‐UIC‐CIP measures by also applying these methods for countries with inflation swap markets. We moreover illustrate how the data can be used to answer such questions as whether inflation reacts to long‐term inflation expectations, whether these expectations are well‐anchored and how long‐term real interest rates have moved over the past decade.