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Productivity Bias Hypothesis and The Purchasing Power Parity: a review article

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  • Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee
  • ABM Nasir

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Productivity differentials among countries are said to be one of the major sources that contribute to the deviation of the Purchasing Power Parity-based exchange rate from the equilibrium rate, hence the productivity bias hypothesis. Prior to last review article on the productivity bias hypothesis in 1976, almost all studies relied upon cross-sectional regression analysis. Since then, two groups of empirical studies have emerged. While one group has employed time-series data, the other one has used panel data. These two later groups have provided more support to the hypothesis than the earlier cross-sectional studies. This paper reviews and criticizes each group separately and provides tables that summarize main features of each study. Copyright Blackwell Publishers Ltd, 2005.

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Volume (Year): 19 (2005)
Issue (Month): 4 (09)
Pages: 671-696

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Handle: RePEc:bla:jecsur:v:19:y:2005:i:4:p:671-696

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