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Exchange rate pass-through in the Netherlands: has it changed?

  • Robert-Paul Berben
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    This study assesses whether the degree of exchange rate pass-through in the Netherlands has changed during the run-up to Economic and Monetary Union. VAR models are estimated on rolling sample periods to show that the pass-through of changes in the guilder-mark exchange rate has increased, while the pass-through of changes in the guilder-pound and guilder-dollar have remained more or less stable. This supports the view that the Netherlands and Germany have become increasingly integrated. This is in contrast to Taylor's (Economic Review 44, 1384-408, 2000) claim that the decline in inflation has been associated with a significant decline in the degree to which firms pass-through changes in costs.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 141-143

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:11:y:2004:i:3:p:141-143
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