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Exchange rate pass-through effects: a disaggregate analysis of Colombian imports of manufactured goods

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  • HERNÁN RINCÓN
  • ÉDGAR CAICEDO
  • NORBERTO RODRÍGUEZ

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This paper quantifi es the exchange rate passthrough effects on import prices within a sample of Colombian manufactured imports. Also, whether the foreign exchange and infl ation regimes affect the degree of pass-through is evaluated. The analytical framework used was a mark-up model. The main fi nding is that the long-run pass-through elasticities are stable and go from 0.1 to 0.8 and the short-run ones are unstable and go from 0.1 to 0.7, supporting mark-up hypotheses, in contrast to the hypotheses of perfect market competition and complete pass-through. The fi ndings also show evidence of the variability and different degrees of pass-trough among manufacturing sectors, which confi rm the importance of using dynamic models and disaggregate data for an analysis of the pass-through. Both, the hypothesis that under a fl oating regime there is a low degree of pass-through and the hypothesis that a low infl ation environment has the same result are not supported.

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  • Hernán Rincón & Édgar Caicedo & Norberto Rodríguez, 2007. "Exchange rate pass-through effects: a disaggregate analysis of Colombian imports of manufactured goods," Revista ESPE - Ensayos sobre Política Económica, Banco de la Republica de Colombia, vol. 25(54), pages 90-121, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bdr:ensayo:v:25:y:2007:i:54:p:90-121
    DOI: 10.32468/Espe.5403
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    Pass-through effects; PPP; imperfect competition; fl oating regime; low infl ation environment; fi xed parameter model; time-varying parameter model; Kalman fi ltering;
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    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
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