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Forward-Looking Exporters and Exchange Rate Pass-Through: A Micro-Level Investigation

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  • Yao Amber Li

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    (Department of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Institute for Emerging Market Studies, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

  • Carol Zhao Chen

    (Department of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

This paper shows that the pricing behavior of exporting firms exhibits a "forward-looking" nature under sticky prices. It offers a channel by which the expectations of future exchange rates affect current prices. To seek the micro-level evidence, we adopt detailed product-level import data of the United States and firm-product-level export data of China combined with forward premiums to study the exchange rate pass-through. We find that not only current (and past) exchange rate fluctuations but also anticipated future exchange rate changes effectively pass through into current prices, suggesting a potentially important factor in help explaining incomplete exchange rate pass-through.

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Paper provided by HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies in its series HKUST IEMS Working Paper Series with number 2015-28.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2015
Date of revision: Jul 2015
Handle: RePEc:hku:wpaper:201528
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