Exchange Rate Pass — Through to Domestic Prices: Evidence From Pakistan

  • FARHAN AHMED SHAIKH Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology
  • SYED MUHAMMAD AHSAN HUSSAIN Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology
Keywords: Exchange Rate Pass — Through, Domestic Prices, Consumer Price Index Wholesale Price Index

Abstract

Exchange Rate Pass — Through is the phenomena that explains to what extent the movements in exchange rate affect macroeconomic variables of any economy. This paper analyses the movements of exchange rate that has affected on wholesale price index, consumer price index, large scale manufacturing, fuel and lightening and the growth of money supply. The data from June 2005 to June 2011 is analyzed by using the econometric framework. In this study, the econometric model, recursive VAR, suggested by McCarthy (2000), is applied in order to measure the movements of exchange rate pass — through to domestic prices by using the impulse response function and variance decomposition.

In this study, the results of the impulse response have shown that impact of exchange rate pass through is high on wholesale price index. While the results of the impulse response have shown that the impact of exchange rate pass through is much lower for Consumer Price Index. The result of the variance decomposition has shown that the variance decomposition is indicating that for the CPI variance decomposition is as much as the 5.48 percent. For the WPI the variance decomposition is as much as 10.15 percent and the other variations are explained by the other independent variables.

Published
2019-12-02
How to Cite
SHAIKH, F., & HUSSAIN, S. M. (2019). Exchange Rate Pass — Through to Domestic Prices: Evidence From Pakistan. Journal of Management and Research, 2(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.29145/jmr/21/0201002