Core PCE Likely Understates the ‘True’ Inflation Trend

posted by Michael Lewis on February 05, 2016

Found in US, categorized in Macro

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Neither the PCE deflator nor CPI is the “correct” inflation measure. They were designed for different purposes --


FMI’s Friday Focus Commentary on differences between the core PCE and core CPI deflator. 

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