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Purchasing power parity and the long memory properties of real exchange rates: Does one size fit all?

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  • Aloy, Marcel
  • Boutahar, Mohamed
  • Gente, Karine
  • Péguin-Feissolle, Anne

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This paper examines the time series behavior of monthly bilateral real exchange rates (RER) on a comprehensive sample of 78 industrialized and developing countries, using the US Dollar, the UK Pound and the German Deutsche Mark as numeraires. We suggest a three step testing procedure based on recently introduced econometric techniques, in order to assess the mean-reverting properties of the RER and to address the question of whether real exchange rates follow a non linear process or a long memory process. The main results are as follows. Firstly, most of the bilateral real exchange rates under study are not mean-reverting. Secondly, the nonlinear ESTAR type adjustment is far from being prominent. Finally, only few bilateral RER exhibit true long memory mean-reverting properties.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economic Modelling.

Volume (Year): 28 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
Pages: 1279-1290

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Keywords: Fractional Integration Nonlinear modelling Mean reverting process Long-memory process;

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  1. Guglielmo Maria Caporale & Luis A. Gil-Alana, 2013. "Long Memory and Fractional Integration in High Frequency Data on the US Dollar / British Pound Spot Exchange Rate," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1294, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

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