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The black market exchange rate vs. the official rate in testing PPP: Which rate fosters the adjustment process?

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  • Bahmani-Oskooee, Mohsen
  • Tankui, Altin

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In testing the purchasing power parity theory (PPP) researchers hardly pay attention to the speed with which the exchange rate adjusts to a change in relative prices. In this paper we show that the speed of adjustment is faster when the black market exchange rate is used in testing the PPP as compared to the official exchange rate. This could be another reason as to why central banks should unify the two rates.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 99 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 40-43

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:99:y:2008:i:1:p:40-43

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  1. Bahmani-Oskooee, Mohsen & Xi, Dan, 2012. "Exchange rate volatility and domestic consumption: Evidence from Japan," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 326-335.
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  8. Bahmani-Oskooee, Mohsen & Bolhassani, Marzieh & Hegerty, Scott W., 2011. "Industry trade between Canada and Mexico: Will a weakening peso help Mexican manufacturing in the long run?," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 22(2), pages 89-101, August.
  9. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee & Hanafiah Harvey & Scott Hegerty, 2013. "Exchange-rate variability and U.S.-French trade flows: evidence from industry data," Empirica, Springer, vol. 40(4), pages 685-719, November.
  10. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee & Hanafiah Harvey & Scott Hegerty, 2013. "Regime changes and the impact of currency depreciations: the case of Spanish–US industry trade," Empirica, Springer, vol. 40(1), pages 21-37, February.
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  12. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee & Masoomeh Hajilee, 2013. "Impact of exchange-rate variability on commodity trade between U.S. and Germany," Empirica, Springer, vol. 40(2), pages 287-324, May.

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