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International Financial Market Integration, Asset Compositions and the Falling Exchange Rate Pass-Through

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  • Enders, Zeno
  • Buzaushina, Almira
  • Hoffmann, Mathias

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This paper provides an explanation for the observed decline of exchange rate pass-through into import prices by modeling the effects of financial market integration on the optimal choice of the pricing currency in the context of rigid nominal goods prices. Contrary to previous literature, the interdependence of this choice with an optimal portfolio choice of internationally traded financial assets is explicitly taken into account. In particular, price setters move towards more local-currency pricing while the debt portfolio includes more foreign assets following increased financial integration. Both predictions are in line with novel empirical evidence.

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  • Enders, Zeno & Buzaushina, Almira & Hoffmann, Mathias, 2014. "International Financial Market Integration, Asset Compositions and the Falling Exchange Rate Pass-Through," Annual Conference 2014 (Hamburg): Evidence-based Economic Policy 100444, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
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    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange

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