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The Relationship between the Law of One Price and Exchange Rate Pass-through

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  • Menon, Jayant

    () (Asian Development Bank Institute, Asian Development Bank)

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The volatility in exchange rates has brought to the forefront the relationship between exchange rate movements and the prices of traded goods. A vast body of literature examining this important issue exists separately under two general headings, namely tests of the “law of one price” and “exchange rate pass-through” analysis. So far, there has not been any attempt to understand the relationship between the two. This is a serious omission, since it leaves a number of important questions unanswered. This paper clarifies these issues by deriving two fundamental propositions on the inter-relationships between exchange rate pass-through and the law of one price. It also draws out the implications of these inter-relationships for the study of exchange rates and prices, and for policy.

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  • Menon, Jayant, 1995. "The Relationship between the Law of One Price and Exchange Rate Pass-through," Economia Internazionale / International Economics, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura di Genova, vol. 48(4), pages 551-568.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:ecoint:0389
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    1. Oxana Babecká-Kucharèuková, 2009. "Transmission of Exchange Rate Shocks into Domestic Inflation: The Case of the Czech Republic," Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a uver), Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, vol. 59(2), pages 137-152, June.
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    6. Athukorala, Premachandra, 1991. "Exchange rate pass-through : The case of Korean exports of manufactures," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 79-84, January.
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    8. Athukorala, Premachandra & Menon, Jayant, 1995. "Exchange Rates and Strategic Pricing: The Case of Swedish Machinery Exports," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 57(4), pages 533-546, November.
    9. Stahn Kerstin, 2011. "Changes in Import Pricing Behaviour: Evidence for Germany," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 231(4), pages 522-545, August.
    10. Andre Luiz Correa, 2011. "Taxa decâmbio e preços no Brasil em um períodode internacionalização produtiva: estimativas decoeficientes de pass-through setoriais," Anais do XXXVII Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 37th Brazilian Economics Meeting] 110, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pós-Graduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
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