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Exchange Rate Pass-Through in Turkey : Looking for Asymmetries

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  • Elif C. Arbatli

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This paper uses the VAR framework introduced in McCarthy (1999) to investigate the nature and extent of pass-through to prices in Turkey. Furthermore, Threshold VAR (TVAR) models are used to assess the possibility of asymmetries in the pass-through. Annual change in the industrial production index, exchange rate and inflation as well as deviation of the change in annual exchange rate from its sample mean are used as threshold variables. The latter variable is used to capture asymmetric effects of small versus big changes in exchange rates on the extent of pass-through. Estimating several TVAR models imply significant asymmetries in the relationship between exchange rate and inflation as measured by Wholesale and Consumer Price Indices. More specifically, we find that pass-through to prices is lower during significant economic contractions, periods with higher exchange rate depreciation and periods with lower inflation. Evidence for asymmetries arise from the magnitude of the change in exchange rates is weaker and quantitatively not very significant.

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  • Elif C. Arbatli, 2003. "Exchange Rate Pass-Through in Turkey : Looking for Asymmetries," Central Bank Review, Research and Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, vol. 3(2), pages 85-124.
  • Handle: RePEc:tcb:cebare:v:3:y:2003:i:2:p:85-124
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    1. Hakan Kara & Fethi Ogunc, 2011. "Doviz Kuru ve Ithalat Fiyatlarinin Enflasyona Etkisi," CBT Research Notes in Economics 1114, Research and Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey.
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    3. Levent, Korap, 2007. "Impact of Exchange Rate Changes on Domestic Inflation: he Turkish Experience," MPRA Paper 19589, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Exchange Rate Pass-Through; Asymmetries; Threshold Vector Autoregressions (TVAR);

    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation

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