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An alternative test of purchasing power parity

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  • Wallace, Frederick H.
  • Shelley, Gary L.

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The long-horizon approach of Fisher and Seater (1993) is applied to the data developed by Taylor (2002) to test for purchasing power parity (PPP). Even after accounting for the low power of the test, the evidence is generally supportive of PPP.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 92 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 177-183

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:92:y:2006:i:2:p:177-183

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  1. Fisher, Mark E & Seater, John J, 1993. "Long-Run Neutrality and Superneutrality in an ARIMA Framework," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 83(3), pages 402-15, June.
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  1. Miguel Carvalho & Paulo Júlio, 2012. "Digging out the PPP hypothesis: an integrated empirical coverage," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 42(3), pages 713-744, June.
  2. Dimitriou, Dimitrios & Simos, Theodore, 2013. "Testing purchasing power parity for Japan and the US: A structural-break approach," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 53-59.
  3. Simpson, Marc W. & Grossmann, Axel, 2014. "An examination of the forward prediction error of U.S. dollar exchange rates and how they are related to bid-ask spreads, purchasing power parity disequilibria, and forward premium asymmetry," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 221-238.
  4. repec:ebl:ecbull:v:6:y:2007:i:31:p:1-9 is not listed on IDEAS
  5. Frederick Wallace, 2011. "Purchasing power parity in Mexico: a historical note," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(4), pages 349-352.
  6. Tarkan Cavusoglu & Erdinc Telatar, 2011. "Purchasing Power Parity Revisited: A Time-Varying Parameter Approach," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 31(3), pages 2701-2708.
  7. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee & Su Zhou & Ali Kutan, 2007. "A Century of Purchasing Power Parity: Further Evidence," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 6(31), pages 1-9.
  8. Mario Gómez Aguirre & José Carlos A. Rodríguez Chávez, 2012. "Análisis de la paridad del poder de compra: evidencia empírica entre México y Estados Unidos," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 27(1), pages 169-207.
  9. Shelley, Gary & Wallace, Frederick, 2007. "Co-movements in international dollar price levels," MPRA Paper 4133, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  10. Joe Cox, 2008. "Purchasing power parity and cultural convergence: evidence from the global video games market," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, vol. 32(3), pages 201-214, September.
  11. repec:ebl:ecbull:v:6:y:2008:i:33:p:1-8 is not listed on IDEAS
  12. Wallace, Frederick, 2009. "Cointegration tests of purchasing power parity," MPRA Paper 18079, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  13. Manuel Gómez-Zaldívar & Daniel Ventosa-Santaulària & Frederick Wallace, 2013. "The PPP hypothesis and structural breaks: the case of Mexico," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 45(3), pages 1351-1359, December.
  14. Wallace, Frederick & Lozano Cortés, René & Cabrera-Castellanos, Luis F., 2008. "Pruebas de cointegración de paridad de poder adquisitivo
    [Cointegration Tests of Purchasing Power Parity]
    ," MPRA Paper 10011, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  15. Frederick Wallace, 2008. "Nonlinear unit root tests of PPP using long-horizon data," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 6(33), pages 1-8.

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