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Analyzing the Exchange Rate Pass-through in Mexico: Evidence Post Inflation Targeting Implementation

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  • Sylvia Beatriz Guillermo Peón

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  • Martín Alberto Rodríguez Brindis

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This paper presents an analysis of the exchange rate pass-through mechanism for the Mexican economy after the formal adoption of inflation targeting policy. In particular, this research work analyzes how a change in the nominal exchange rate depreciation is transmitted to domestic prices along the distribution chain of pricing. The analysis is carried out using a recursive Structural Vector Autorregression with exogenous variables (recursive SVAR-X) model, which aims at the estimation of structural impulse-response-functions as a tool to analyze the degree and speed of the effect of exchange rate depreciation changes on domestic prices. Additionally, variance decompositions are computed to capture the relative importance of exchange rate depreciation shocks in explaining inflation fluctuations. Our results show that, for the period of analysis (after the formal adoption of inflation targeting in Mexico), the exchange rate pass-through to consumer prices is quite small and fast and exchange rate surprises are not relevant to explain consumer price inflation variation.

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  • Sylvia Beatriz Guillermo Peón & Martín Alberto Rodríguez Brindis, 2014. "Analyzing the Exchange Rate Pass-through in Mexico: Evidence Post Inflation Targeting Implementation," Ensayos sobre Política Económica, Banco de la Republica de Colombia, vol. 32(74), pages 18-35, Junio.
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    1. Tunc, Cengiz & Kılınç, Mustafa, 2016. "Exchange Rate Pass-Through in a Small Open Economy: A Structural VAR Approach," MPRA Paper 72770, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 28 Jul 2016.
    2. Juan Hernández, 2015. "Revisión de algunas estimaciones recientes del traspaso del tipo de cambio a los precios en México," Ensayos sobre Política Económica, Banco de la Republica de Colombia, vol. 33(78), pages 190-196, Diciembre.

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    Keywords

    Exchange rate pass-through in Mexico; Structural VAR-X models; Impulse-response functions;

    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models

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