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Pass-through and Exposure

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  • Gordon M. Bodnar

    (Johns Hopkins University,)

  • Bernard Dumas

    (INSEAD,)

  • Richard C. Marston

    (University of Pennsylvania)

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Firms differ in the extent to which they "pass through" changes in exchange rates into foreign currency prices and in their "exposure" to exchange rates-the responsiveness of their profits to changes in exchange rates. Because pricing affects profitability, a firm's pass-through and exposure should be related. This paper develops models of exporting firms under imperfect competition to study these related phenomena. From these models we derive the optimal pass-through decisions and the resulting exchange rate exposure. The models are estimated on eight Japanese export industries using both the price data pass-through and financial data for exposure. Copyright The American Finance Association 2002.

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Article provided by American Finance Association in its journal The Journal of Finance.

Volume (Year): 57 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 (02)
Pages: 199-231

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Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:57:y:2002:i:1:p:199-231

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