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Exchange Rate Pass-Through in U.S. Manufacturing Industries

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  • Jiawen Yang

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This paper studies exchange rate pass-through in U.S. manufacturing industries and its cross-sectional variation. Through an adapted Dixit-Stiglitz model of product differentiation, the paper predicts that pass-through is positively related to the degree of product differentiation and inversely related to the elasticity of marginal cost with respect to output. Empirical estimates of the pass-through elasticities show that pass-through is incomplete and varies across industries. The degree of pass-through is found to be positively correlated to different proxies for product differentiation, and negatively to a proxy for the elasticity of marginal cost. © 1997 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Paper provided by New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 92-28.

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Date of creation: Oct 1992
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Handle: RePEc:ste:nystbu:92-28

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