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Sticky Prices, a Volatile Exchange Rate and the Border

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  • Mark David Witte

    (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

This paper introduces a method that leads to more accurate estimates of the proportion of the border effect attributable to the nominal price/nominal exchange rate relationship. Employing this method on data from “How Wide is the Border?” (1996), this paper finds that the proportion of the border effect directly attributable to a volatile exchange rate and incomplete pass-through varies from good to good. Some goods have a small proportion of their border effect caused by the nominal price/nominal exchange rate relationship (7%-8%), while other goods have a larger proportion, up to 90%.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series International Trade with number 0508010.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 26 Aug 2005
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpit:0508010
Note: Type of Document - doc; pages: 23
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