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Home bias and deviations from purchasing power parity

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  • Mylonidis, Nikolaos

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Empirical analysis has produced mixed results in testing for PPP. This note presents a simple model linking home bias towards home-produced tradable goods with deviations from absolute PPP. We show that this bias constitutes a significant determinant of PPP deviations.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 101 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 38-40

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:101:y:2008:i:1:p:38-40

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Keywords: PPP Home bias Panel data;

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  1. Chen, Show-Lin & Wu, Jyh-Lin, 2011. "Home bias and the persistence of real exchange rates," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(1), pages 55-59.

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