EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Exchange rate pass-through in emerging countries: Do the inflation environment, monetary policy regime and central bank behavior matter?

López-Villavicencio, Antonia and Valérie Mignon ()
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Antonia López Villavicencio ()

Journal of International Money and Finance, 2017, vol. 79, issue C, 20-38

Abstract: In this paper, we estimate the exchange rate pass-through (ERPT) to import and consumer prices for a sample of 14 emerging countries over the 1994Q1-2015Q3 period. To this end, we augment the traditional bivariate relationship between the nominal effective exchange rate and inflation by accounting for monetary stability proxied by the inflation environment, monetary policy regime and central bank behavior. We show that both the level and volatility of inflation, as well as adopting an inflation target or the transparency of monetary policy decisions clearly reduce ERPT to consumer prices. However, uncertainty about domestic monetary policy seems less relevant in explaining the pass-through to the price of imports.

Keywords: Exchange rate pass-through; Inflation; Emerging countries; Monetary policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E31 E52 F31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261560617301729
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
Working Paper: Exchange rate pass-through in emerging countries: Do the inflation environment, monetary policy regime and central bank behavior matter? (2017)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:jimfin:v:79:y:2017:i:c:p:20-38

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of International Money and Finance is currently edited by J. R. Lothian

More articles in Journal of International Money and Finance from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dana Niculescu ().

 
Page updated 2019-07-21
Handle: RePEc:eee:jimfin:v:79:y:2017:i:c:p:20-38