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The Validity of Purchasing Power Parity Hypothesis for Eleven Middle Eastern Countries

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  • Narayan Paresh K

    (Griffith University)

  • Prasad Biman Chand

    (The University of the South Pacific)

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There is a large literature that examines purchasing power parity (PPP). The growth in this literature is mainly due to the absence of a consensus view on whether or not PPP holds. This paper considers PPP for 11 Middle Eastern countries using a number of tests: the one-break test unit root, the two-breaks unit root test, and the panel Lagrange multiplier (LM) unit root test with structural breaks. The main finding from univariate tests is that there is evidence for PPP in only seven countries (Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Tunisia and Sudan). However, when the panel LM test is applied with two structural breaks, strong evidence is found in favor of PPP for the Middle Eastern countries.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Review of Middle East Economics and Finance.

Volume (Year): 3 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 44-58

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Handle: RePEc:bpj:rmeecf:v:3:y:2005:i:2:n:3

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  1. Lean Hooi Hooi & Russell Smyth, 2007. "Are Asian real exchange rates mean reverting? Evidence from univariate and panel LM unit root tests with one and two structural breaks," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(16), pages 2109-2120.
  2. Nilgün Çil Yavuz, 2009. "Purchasing power parıty with multiple structural breaks: evidence from Turkey," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(2), pages 1201-1210.
  3. Zahra (Mila) Elmi & Omid Ranjbar, 2010. "Purchasing Power Parity Hypothesis in OIC Countries: Evidence from Panel Unit Root Tests with Heterogeneous Structural Breaks," Iranian Economic Review, Economics faculty of Tehran university, vol. 15(3), pages 1-12, fall.
  4. Kalyoncu, Hüseyin & Kula, Ferit & Aslan, Alper, 2010. "The Validity of Purchasing Power Parity Hypothesis in Middle East and Northern Africa Countries," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(4), pages 125-131, December.
  5. Kalyoncu, Huseyin & Kalyoncu, Kahraman, 2008. "Purchasing power parity in OECD countries: Evidence from panel unit root," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 25(3), pages 440-445, May.

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