Title: An analysis of sectoral exchange rate pass-through effects on a small open economy using the Leontief Input-Output technique

Authors: Olajide S. Oladipo

Addresses: School of Business and Information Systems, York College of The City University of New York, 94–20 Guy R Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451, USA

Abstract: The volatility displayed by floating exchange rates has revived interest in the relationship between exchange rates and traded goods prices. This study examines sectoral exchange rate pass-through in the Nigerian economy. Findings revealed that sectoral dependence on imports varies across sectors. We find evidence of incomplete pass-through at varying degrees across sectors. Therefore, when adjustment in relative prices is dampened, the incentive for consumers to switch expenditure from foreign to domestic goods will be greatly reduced. This implies that exchange rate policy may be a blunt instrument when used to restore external balance since relative price adjustments will be limited.

Keywords: input-output; exchange rates; pass-through; open economies; Nigeria; imports; exchange rate policy; relative price adjustments; traded goods prices; domestic goods.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2012.045435

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2012 Vol.5 No.1, pp.47 - 65

Received: 18 Mar 2011
Accepted: 09 May 2011

Published online: 15 Nov 2014 *

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