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Import price dynamics in major advanced economies and heterogeneity in exchange rate pass-through

  • Stephane Dees

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  • Matthias Burgert

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  • Nicolas Parent

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This article aims at showing heterogeneity in the degree of exchange rate pass-through to import prices in major advanced economies at three different levels: (1) across destination markets; (2) across types of exporters [distinguishing developed economy (DE) from emerging economy (EE) exporters] and (3) over time. Based on monthly data over the period 1991–2007, the results show first that large destination markets exhibit the lowest degree of pass-through. The degree of pass-through for goods imported from EEs is also significantly lower than for those from DEs. Regarding the evolution over time, no clear change in pricing behaviours can be identified and the well-identified decline in the exchange rate pass-through between the 1980s and 1990s appears to have stopped during the period considered. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

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Volume (Year): 45 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
Pages: 789-816

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