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Commodity Prices Pass-Through

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  • Roberto Rigobon

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I use a unique micro price data to estimate the pass-through from commodity prices to retail prices in several countries. The paper presents and develops a simple methodology to estimate the pass-through from the prices of different commodities into various sectors across several countries. This is the first exercise of this type. As expected, countries respond differently to the different shocks; and sectors respond differently across countries and commodities. A third of all the explained variation is driven by sectoral characteristics, which is a dimension mostly disregarded by the literature.

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Paper provided by Central Bank of Chile in its series Working Papers Central Bank of Chile with number 572.

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Date of creation: Apr 2010
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Handle: RePEc:chb:bcchwp:572

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  1. Michael Pedersen, 2011. "Propagation of Shocks to Food and Energy Prices: an International Comparison," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 648, Central Bank of Chile.

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