Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2004 (Revised June 2004)

Innovation at the Treasury: Treasury Inflation-Protection Securities (A)

by Kenneth A. Froot, Peter A. Hecht and Christopher Edward James Payton

Abstract

In 1997, the U.S. Treasury was deciding whether to proceed with a proposal to issue inflation-indexed bonds. This case explores the challenges facing innovation in the financial markets as the Treasury tries to determine whether to introduce Treasury Inflation-Protection Securities.

Keywords: inflation; innovation; Federal government; securities; Debt Securities; Risk Management; Bonds; Investment Portfolio; Capital Markets; Inflation and Deflation; Government and Politics; Innovation and Invention; United States;

Citation:

Froot, Kenneth A., Peter A. Hecht, and Christopher Edward James Payton. "Innovation at the Treasury: Treasury Inflation-Protection Securities (A)." Harvard Business School Case 204-112, January 2004. (Revised June 2004.)