# Jordi Gali Book First Edition Page 47 (need help for derivation)

The below image is from P.47 of Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle by Jordi Gali. My question is "how can we derive the equation (15). If (15) is a correct equation, my guess is that $$E_t[\hat{mc}_{t+k}] = 0$$ for all $$k \not= 0$$ and $$E_t[\pi_{t+k}] = 0$$ for all $$k \not= 0,1$$. But, on what basis can we ensure these results?

Notation: $$\theta \in (0,1)$$ is the probability that the firm can change the price level. $$\hat{mc}_{t+k} = mc_{t+k} - mc$$ where $$mc$$ is the marginal cost at the steady state.

It is hard to put all relevant information to my question in this post. Here is the link for this book:https://perhuaman.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/gali_polc3adtica_monetaria.pdf (please look at page 47) Regarding with the assumptions mentioned by you, for $$\hat{mc}_t$$ since it's a deviation from the levels variable steady state, in the equilibrium there's no expectations and therefore $$mc_t=mc\implies \hat{mc}_t=0$$ for all $$t$$ in the steady state. In other words in the steady state the value of this variable is deterministic and zero, but by no means the short term expectancy of this value $$E_t[\hat{mc}_{t+k}]$$ has to be zero, nor this is the way the series is simplified.
With respect to $$\pi_t$$, something similar happens, since by definition $$\pi_t=(1-\theta)(p_t^*-p_{t-1})$$ (Galí, 2008, p.57) and again, in the steady state $$p_t^*=p_{t-1}\implies \pi_t=0$$, but as with the marginal cost there's not a reason why log-linearized inflation is expected to be zero, apart from being in the steady state.