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Nonlinear adjustment to purchasing power parity for ASEAN countries

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  • Chang, Tsangyao
  • Lee, Chia-Hao
  • Liu, Wen-Chi

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This study applies a simple and powerful nonlinear unit root test, proposed by Sollis (2009), to test the validity of long-run purchasing power parity (PPP) in a sample of ASEAN countries. The empirical results indicate that PPP only holds for three of these ASEAN countries studied, and the adjustment toward PPP is found to be nonlinear and asymmetric.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Japan and the World Economy.

Volume (Year): 24 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 325-331

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Handle: RePEc:eee:japwor:v:24:y:2012:i:4:p:325-331

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Keywords: Purchasing power parity; ASEAN countries; Nonlinear unit root test; Asymmetric; AESTAR test;

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