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Exchange Rate Pass Through to Prices in Maldives

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  • Iyabo Masha
  • Chanho Park

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This study examines the degree of exchange rate pass through (EPRT) into producer and consumer prices in Maldives. ERPT to consumer prices is first estimated using a nonparametric approach. A recursive vector autoregression is then used to model both consumer and producer price changes. The nonparametric estimation indicates that ERPT to consumer prices is very high, both in absolute terms and relative to other countries. The dynamics of ERPT as derived from the empirical estimation indicate that ERPT to consumer and producer prices is significant but not complete, and that the impact of exchange rate changes persists into the second year.

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  • Iyabo Masha & Chanho Park, 2012. "Exchange Rate Pass Through to Prices in Maldives," IMF Working Papers 12/126, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:12/126
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    1. Vugar Rahimov & Nigar Jafarova & Fuad Ganbarov, 2017. "The Exchange Rate Pass-Through to CPI and its components in Oil-Exporting CIS Countries," IHEID Working Papers 06-2017, Economics Section, The Graduate Institute of International Studies.

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    Economic models; Exchange rates; Consumer prices; Producer prices; Inflation; Exchange Rate; Maldives; exchange rate pass; exchange rate changes;

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