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Non-Price Competition and Exchange Rate Pass-Through

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  • Aurora Ascione

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A substantial body of empirical works document that exchange rate pass-through to consumer prices is incomplete. This evidence has cast doubts on the ability of flexible exchange rates to generate expenditure switching. In a dynamic stochastic discrete-time duopoly game, non-price competition among .rms endogenously originates a degree of exchange ratepass-through close to zero together with an expenditure switching e¤ect stronger than in the standard models.

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Paper provided by European University Institute in its series Economics Working Papers with number ECO2007/54.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:eui:euiwps:eco2007/54

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Keywords: pass-through; non-price competition; expenditure switching;

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