Average Inflation Targeting

Last registered on September 09, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Average Inflation Targeting
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0006425
Initial registration date
September 08, 2020
Last updated
September 09, 2020, 11:21 AM EDT

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation
University of Texas at Austin

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Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2020-08-25
End date
2020-09-05
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We study how the provision of information to households about average inflation targeting vs inflation targeting affects inflation and other expectations.
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Registration Citation

Citation
Coibion, Olivier et al. 2020. "Average Inflation Targeting." AEA RCT Registry. September 09. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.6425-1.0
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2020-08-26
Intervention End Date
2020-09-05

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Inflation expectations and other economic expectations. Knowledge about monetary policy objectives.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
Survey participants are broken into three groups: one control and two treatment groups. One treatment group is provided information about standard inflation targeting. The other is provided information about average inflation targeting. Expectations are measured before and after treatments.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
randomization done by survey firm.
Randomization Unit
individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
3000 individuals over three groups
Sample size: planned number of observations
3000 individuals
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
~1000 in control and ~1000 in each of two treatments
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
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Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

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