Journal of Economics and Finance

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 396–403 | Cite as

A note on transfer prices and exchange rate pass-through

  • Charles E. Hegji


The paper builds a model of a parent corporation selling an intermediate product to a foreign subsidiary. The model is used to explain the response of foreign prices to changes in the exchange rate between the country of the parent affiliate and the foreign subsidiary. The model examines this response with and without an external market for the intermediate product.


Exchange Rate Foreign Market Price Elasticity Transfer Price Parent Firm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles E. Hegji
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsAuburn University at MontgomeryMontgomery

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