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Does the Long-Run PPP Hypothesis Hold for Africa? Evidence from a Panel Cointegration Study

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  • Nagayasu, Jun

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The long-run purchasing power parity (PPP) concept is empirically studied using the parallel market exchange rates of 17 African countries and employing the panel cointegration method. This approach is particularly useful when analysing African countries, which do not have long time-series. This paper presents results that support the weak-form of the long-run PPP hypothesis in Africa, which does not require a homogeneity restriction on prices. Copyright 2002 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd and the Board of Trustees of the Bulletin of Economic Research

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Bulletin of Economic Research.

Volume (Year): 54 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 181-87

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Handle: RePEc:bla:buecrs:v:54:y:2002:i:2:p:181-87

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  6. Mark J. Holmes & Ping Wang, 2005. "Do African Countries Move Asymmetrically Towards Purchasing Power Parity?," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 73(2), pages 292-301, 06.
  7. Holmes, M, 2004. "Nominal Exchange Rates Adjustment and Long-Run Competitiveness in Less Developed Countries," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 4(3).
  8. Lawrence Edwards & Neil Rankin, 2012. "Is Africa Integrating? Evidence from Product Markets," Working Papers 292, Economic Research Southern Africa.

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