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Vol. 82, No. 6
Posted 2000-11-01

The Information Content of Treasury Inflation-Indexed Securities

by William R. Emmons

Unites States Treasury Inflation–Indexed Securities (TIIS) were first issued in January 1997. They are now a small but growing fraction of outstanding Treasury debt. This article describes TIIS and explores what they can—and cannot—tell us about financial-market expectations of inflation and real interest rates.




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