An Assessment of the Exchange Rate Pass-Through in Angola and Nigeria

Author/Editor:

Ana Lariau ; Moataz El-Said ; Misa Takebe

Publication Date:

September 20, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper estimates the exchange rate pass-through to consumer price inflation in Angola and Nigeria, with particular emphasis on the changes of the pass-through over time. Even though the two countries share smilar dependence on oil exports, this paper reveals different results. For Angola, the long-run exchange rate pass-through to prices is high, though it has weakened in recent years reflecting the de-dollarization of the economy. In Nigeria, there is no stable long-run relationship between the exchange rate and prices, and changes in the exchange rate do not have a significant pass-through effect on inflation. However, the passthrough effect on core inflation is significant.

Series:

Working Paper No. 16/191

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 20, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475537529/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2016191

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

30

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