Exchange rate pass-through in Turkey : asymmetric cointegration analysis
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Özcan, Kıvılcım Metin
In this thesis, exchange rate pass-through in Turkey is analyzed using Johansen (1988) and Engle-Granger (1987) two step cointegration procedures. As a result of the analysis, evidence is found for a cointegrating relationship between exchange rates and prices. In addition, asymmetries are tested in the model and it is shown that depreciations lead to a higher degree of pass-through compared to appreciations. In order to analyze the effect of 2001 crisis, structural break tests are applied to the model. It is found that the degree of exchange rate pass-through has decreased significantly since 2001, due to improving conditions and decreasing inflation in the Turkish economy and the reduction in the “indexation” behavior of price setting agents.