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Nonlinearity and asymmetry in the exchange rate pass-through: What role for nominal price stickiness?

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  • Tovonony Razafindrabe

    (CREM - Centre de recherche en économie et management - UNICAEN - Université de Caen Normandie - NU - Normandie Université - UR1 - Université de Rennes 1 - UNIV-RENNES - Université de Rennes - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

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This paper examines the importance of nominal rigidity for nonlinearity and asymmetry of exchange rate pass-through. For this purpose, we rely on company-level data of French importing firms. We find that the well established fact that “prices rise faster than they fall,” which is characterized by the convex import price reaction function, lies primarily with the presence of nominal rigidity. Once price stickiness is controlled for, there is empirical evidence that the import price reaction function is rather concave if the linearity assumption can be rejected, indicating that firms aim primarily to protect their market share.

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  • Tovonony Razafindrabe, 2017. "Nonlinearity and asymmetry in the exchange rate pass-through: What role for nominal price stickiness?," Post-Print halshs-01683803, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-01683803
    DOI: 10.1111/roie.12281
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