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Exchange Rate Volatility, Pricing to Market and Trade Smoothing

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  • Hamid Faruqee
  • Peter B. Clark

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This paper investigates the consequences of exchange rate volatility on the variability of export prices and quantities in the presence of market segmentation and pricing to market. Firms stabilize destination prices through systematic price discrimination, limiting the degree of exchange rate pass-through. Consequently, the variability of exchange rates is not fully translated into prices and quantities at the point of destination. Empirical estimates using aggregate price data for the G-7 industrial countries show incomplete pass-through in variances, with considerable variation among these countries. U.S. industry specific data also indicate incomplete pass-through in most cases, with considerable variation across industries.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 97/126.

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Length: 39
Date of creation: 01 Oct 1997
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:97/126

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  1. Caroline Schmidt, 2005. "International Transmission Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks: Can Asymmetric Price Setting Explain the Stylized Facts?," KOF Working papers 05-102, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich.
  2. Buscher, Herbert & Mueller, Claudia, 1999. "Exchange Rate Volatility Effects on the German Labour Market: A Survey of Recent Results and Extensions," IZA Discussion Papers 37, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Claudia Stirböck & Herbert Buscher, 2000. "Exchange rate volatility effects on labour markets," Intereconomics: Review of European Economic Policy, Springer, vol. 35(1), pages 9-22, January.

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