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Effect of credibility and exchange rate pass-through on inflation: An assessment for developing countries

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  • de Mendonça, Helder Ferreira
  • Tiberto, Bruno Pires

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This study examines, through a panel data analysis for 114 developing countries, the exchange rate pass-through on inflation and on its volatility and, in particular, how the central bank credibility affects this relationship. Based on the idea that credibility can be measured by the difference between the policymaker's plans and the public's beliefs about those plans, several indicators were built. The findings denote that central bank credibility is able to more than counteract the bad effects on inflation caused by the exchange rate pass-through and thus contribute to greater price stability in developing economies. In brief, for the case of monetary authorities committed to anchor inflation expectations there is a gain of credibility that works as a tool to eliminate the pass-through effect on inflation.

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  • de Mendonça, Helder Ferreira & Tiberto, Bruno Pires, 2017. "Effect of credibility and exchange rate pass-through on inflation: An assessment for developing countries," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 50(C), pages 196-244.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:reveco:v:50:y:2017:i:c:p:196-244
    DOI: 10.1016/j.iref.2017.03.027
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    Pass-through; Central bank credibility; Inflation; Inflation volatility; Developing countries;
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    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • E63 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Stabilization; Treasury Policy

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