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Testing the Prebish–Singer hypothesis using second-generation panel data stationarity tests with a break

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  • Arezki, Rabah
  • Hadri, Kaddour
  • Kurozumi, Eiji
  • Rao, Yao

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In this paper, we test the Prebish–Singer (PS) hypothesis, which states that real commodity prices decline in the long run, using two recent powerful panel data stationarity tests accounting for cross-sectional dependence and a structural break. We find that the hypothesis cannot be rejected for most commodities other than oil.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 814-816

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:3:p:814-816

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Keywords: Panel data; Stationarity tests; Cross-sectional dependence; Prebish–Singer hypothesis; Structural break;

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  1. Yamada, Hiroshi & Yoon, Gawon, 2014. "When Grilli and Yang meet Prebisch and Singer: Piecewise linear trends in primary commodity prices," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 193-207.

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