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Purchasing power parity and long memory

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  • Gawon Yoon
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    This article examines the validity of purchasing power parity by estimating long memory parameters with recently suggested exact local Whittle estimators of Shimotsu and Phillips (2005). Little evidence is found for stationarity in the real exchange rates spanning more than 100 years from 16 advanced countries. However, most of the estimates of long memory parameters are less than 1, so that they indicate mean-reversion to parity. Hence, purchasing power parity holds for most real exchange rates studied here.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 16 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 55-61

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:16:y:2009:i:1:p:55-61

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    1. Luis A. Gil-Alana & Jiang Liang, 2010. "The PPP hypothesis in the US/China relationship. Fractional integration, time variation and data frequency," Faculty Working Papers 13/11, School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Navarra.

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