Is exchange rate pass-through symmetric? Evidence from US imports

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Abstract:

This study addresses the question of whether exchange rate pass-through into the import price is symmetric between appreciation and depreciation of the home currency. The dramatic increase of the dollar in the early 1980s and the subsequent decline provided a necessary setting for testing whether there was a structural change in the exchange rate pass-through. Examining import price data for 98 disaggregated SIC industries in the US manufacturing sector and the US import price for all commodities, mixed evidence is found regarding the stability of exchange rate pass-through.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840500427320

Affiliations: School of Business, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA

Publication date: February 1, 2007

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