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Exchange rate pass-through in Korea and Thailand: Trends and determinants

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  • Ghosh, Amit
  • Rajan, Ramkishen S.

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An important but age-old transmission channel of global factors into domestic prices is via exchange rate movements. This paper examines the extent and evolution of exchange rate pass-through (ERPT) into Korea's and Thailand's consumer and import prices at the aggregate level for the period over the last two decades. We find that ERPT appears to be consistently higher for Thailand compared to Korea; while for both nations ERPT of their respective bilateral rates with respect to the US dollar is higher than with respect to the Japanese yen. The paper also investigates if and how ERPT has changed over time, especially during and after the currency crisis period of 1997-1998, as well as its macroeconomic determinants.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Japan and the World Economy.

Volume (Year): 21 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 55-70

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Handle: RePEc:eee:japwor:v:21:y:2009:i:1:p:55-70

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Keywords: Exchange rate pass-though (ERPT) Exchange rate volatility Inflation Korea Thailand;

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Cited by:
  1. Weera Prasertnukul & Donghun Kim & Makoto Kakinaka, 2010. "Exchange Rates, Price Levels, and Inflation Targeting: Evidence from Asian Countries," Working Papers EMS_2010_03, Research Institute, International University of Japan.
  2. Eike Berner, 2010. "Exchange rate pass-through: new evidence from German micro data," Economie Internationale, CEPII research center, issue 124, pages 75-100.

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