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Long-Run Pass-Through From The Exchange Rate To Import Prices In African Countries


  • Mark J. Holmes

    () (Department of Economics, Waikato University Management School)


This paper investigates the extent of pass-through from the nominal exchange rate to import prices for a sample of nineteen African countries. The methodology is based on panel data cointegration testing. Using annual data extending back to 1971, long-run pass-through can be best described as a fairly balanced combination of local-currency and producer-currency pricing. However, this paper offers additional insight from a moving window approach that indicates declining long-run pass-through, accompanied by decreasing inflation, occurring since the mid-1990s.

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  • Mark J. Holmes, 2008. "Long-Run Pass-Through From The Exchange Rate To Import Prices In African Countries," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 33(1), pages 97-111, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:jed:journl:v:33:y:2008:i:1:p:97-111

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    1. Nidhaleddine Ben cheikh, 2012. "Long-run exchange rate pass-through: evidence from new panel data techniques," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(3), pages 1-24.
    2. Nidhaleddine Ben Cheikh & Hamidou Mohamed Cheik, 2013. "A panel cointegration analysis of the exchange rate pass-through," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(4), pages 2778-2790.
    3. Nidhaleddine Ben Cheikh, 2012. "Long Run Exchange Rate Pass-Through: A Panel Cointegration Approach," FIW Working Paper series 078, FIW.
    4. Jiménez-Rodríguez, Rebeca & Morales-Zumaquero, Amalia, 2016. "A new look at exchange rate pass-through in the G-7 countries," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 38(5), pages 985-1000.

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    Exchange Rate Pass-Through; Panel Cointegration; Africa;

    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F49 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Other


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