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Keywords:personal consumption expenditures (PCE) 

Journal Article
Inflation, Part 2: How Do We Construct and Choose an Index?

Both the CPI and the PCE price indexes measure the prices of consumer goods and services— but they differ in important ways.
Economic Synopses , Issue 16 , Pages 1-3

What Drives Changes in Inflation?

Examining the inflationary trends of key components of the PCE price index can help provide insight into recent movements in consumer prices.
On the Economy

Journal Article
Overshooting the Inflation Target

Although transitory factors have largely driven the recent rise in inflation, expansionary policy to relieve unusual economic conditions also played a role.
Economic Synopses , Issue 24 , Pages 1-3

Discussion Paper
How Much Will the Rise in Commodity Prices Reduce Discretionary Income?

Commodity prices have risen considerably since August 2010, raising concerns that higher commodity prices could reduce households’ discretionary income and slow the recovery. For example, as former Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman Donald Kohn said in the Wall Street Journal last fall: “… the surge in international commodity prices. If that persists it could hurt Americans’ disposable income, especially as it is reflected in higher gas and energy prices.” Is that concern warranted?
Liberty Street Economics , Paper 20110323

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