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Exchange Rate, Second Round Effects and Inflation Processes

Evidence From South Africa

Authors: Ndou, Eliphas, Gumata, Nombulelo, Tshuma, Mthokozisi Mncedisi

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  • Uses a counterfactual approach to separate the direct and indirect effects of shocks
  • Argues that the size of second round effects on growth in terms of total remuneration per worker due to exchange rate depreciation shock can vary according to inflation regimes
  • Shows that the monetary policy credibility channel impacts the pass-through of exchange rate depreciation shocks to consumer price inflation
  • Demonstrates that fiscal policy credibility directly impacts exchange rate pass-through to consumer inflation in South Africa
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This book focuses on the exchange rate pass-through (ERPT), second round effects and the inflation process in South Africa. The authors demonstrate that magnitudes of the second round effects of the exchange rate depreciation and oil price shocks depend on inflation regimes. The impact of positive oil price shocks on inflation is weakened by monetary policy credibility. Evidence shows the influence of oil price on unit labour costs and correlation between exchange rate changes and inflation has weakened. In addition, ERPT is reduced by low business and consumer confidence, high trade openness, low inflation and high exchange rate volatility which weaken real economic activity. Both monetary and fiscal policy credibility lowers the sizes of ERPT to inflation and inflation expectations. Fiscal policy via fuel levies, administered prices and public transport inflation channel impacts the responses of monetary policy to inflation shocks. The authors show that second round effects contribute very little to wage inflation following an exchange rate depreciation shock. Both lending rate and household consumption responds asymmetrical to repo rate changes. 

This book will appeal to policymakers, students, academics and analysts.


About the authors

Eliphas Ndou is an economist at the South African Reserve Bank, and lectures at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He holds a PhD in economics from this University. He has co-authored 8 books in the areas of international finance, inequality, inflation, monetary and fiscal policy, applied macroeconomics and labour economics, and macroprudential policy. 

Nombulelo Gumata is an economist and holds a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She has co-authored several books in the areas of money and banking regulation, international finance and macroeconomics, macroprudential tools and financial stability, labour markets, monetary and fiscal policy.

Mthokozisi Mncedisi Tshuma, holds a PhD in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is Senior Sector Expert in the National Planning Commission Secretariat, South Africa.


Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 3-18

    Ndou, Dr. Eliphas (et al.)

  • Policy Implications of ERPT and Ongoing Debates

    Pages 19-35

    Ndou, Dr. Eliphas (et al.)

  • How Big Are the Second Round Effects of the Exchange Rate Depreciation Transmitted via Consumer Price Inflation to Average Wage Settlements?

    Pages 37-48

    Ndou, Dr. Eliphas (et al.)

  • Does the Size of Second-Round Effects on Growth in Total Remuneration Per Worker Due to Exchange Rate Depreciation Shock Vary According to Inflation Regimes?

    Pages 49-57

    Ndou, Dr. Eliphas (et al.)

  • Do Inflation Regimes Influence the Size of Second-Round Effects on Private Sector Wage Inflation Following an Exchange Rate Depreciation Shock?

    Pages 59-67

    Ndou, Dr. Eliphas (et al.)

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eBook 71,39 €
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Hardcover 88,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-13931-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exchange Rate, Second Round Effects and Inflation Processes
Book Subtitle
Evidence From South Africa
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13932-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13932-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13931-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 416
Number of Illustrations
186 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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