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Economic Development, Exchange Rates, and the Structure of Trade

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  • Istvan Konya

    () (Hungrian Central Bank and Central European University)

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The paper builds a two-country open economy model of incomplete exchange rate pass-through. The paper contributes to the existing literature in two ways. First, incomplete pass-through is the result of price discrimination, and not any assumption about price rigidities. The flexible-price model is capable of delivering empirically plausible magnitudes of pass-through, as long as the exchange rate shock is temporary and not very persistent. Second, the model is also used to shed light on the empirically observed differences in exchange rate pass-through between developing and developed countries. In particular, the discrepancy is explained by the different composition of consumption and trade patterns of rich and poor countries - an assumption to which some empirical support is also presented.

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  • Istvan Konya, 2005. "Economic Development, Exchange Rates, and the Structure of Trade," IEHAS Discussion Papers 0514, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:has:discpr:0514
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    Keywords

    Exchange rate pass-through; Economic development; International trade;

    JEL classification:

    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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