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Are Market Forecasts Rational?

Frederic S. Mishkin

NBER Working Paper No. 507 (Also Reprint No. r0209)
Issued in July 1980
NBER Program(s):   EFG

This paper conducts tests of the rationality of both inflation and short-term interest rate forecasts in the bond market. These tests are developed with the theory of efficient markets and make use of security price data to infer information on market expectations.

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