Temple visitors burning incense. The text behind the worshippers reads from right to left "In Praise of the Bodhisattva Guanyin".
This paper compares the extent of exchange rate pass-through at the aggregate level into CPI and import prices in Singapore and Hong Kong for the period 1980 to 2005. A priori one might expect that these two economies which have relatively small markets and are highly open with high degree of dependence on foreign goods for domestic consumption, will be faced with relatively high exchange rate pass-through. Results suggest that exchange rate pass-through in Hong Kong is higher than in Singapore. The paper further examines whether pass-through has changed over time in the two economies.