Exchange Rate Pass-Through in Spain

Author/Editor:

Zuzana Murgasova

Publication Date:

October 1, 1996

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Summary:

This paper examines the factors underlying the stability of inflation observed following devaluations of the Spanish peseta, which took place during the 1992-93 Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) crisis. The long-run equilibrium relationships between the exchange rate and the aggregate price indices are estimated using the Johansen maximum likelihood-method. The short-run dynamics are obtained from error-correction models. The model is then simulated by calibrating changes in the exogenous variables to their actual values. The results indicate that the cost-push-up effect of devaluations may have been completely offset by determinants of the cyclical position of the economy and the low inflation rate in 1993-94 should not be viewed as unusual.

Series:

Working Paper No. 96/114

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 1, 1996

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451943412/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1141996

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

32

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