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Exchange Rate Pass-Through in U.S. Manufacturing Industries


  • Jiawen Yang


This paper studies exchange rate pass-through in U.S. manufacturing industries and its cross-sectional variation. Through an adapted Dixit-Stiglitz model of product differentiation, the paper predicts that pass-through is positively related to the degree of product differentiation and inversely related to the elasticity of marginal cost with respect to output. Empirical estimates of the pass-through elasticities show that pass-through is incomplete and varies across industries. The degree of pass-through is found to be positively correlated to different proxies for product differentiation, and negatively to a proxy for the elasticity of marginal cost. © 1997 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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  • Jiawen Yang, 1992. "Exchange Rate Pass-Through in U.S. Manufacturing Industries," Working Papers 92-28, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ste:nystbu:92-28

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