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PPP Persistence within Sectoral Real Exchange Rate Panels

In: Proceedings of the Conference on Human and Economic Resources

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  • Christian J. Murray

    (Houston University)

  • Hatice Ozer-Balli

    (Houston University)

  • David H. Papell

    (Houston University)

Abstract

Recent studies about estimating half-lives of purchasing power parity argues that heterogeneity bias resulting from aggregating the real exchange rate across sectors is important and should be taken into account. However, they do not use appropriate techniques to measure persistence. In this paper we use the extended median-unbiased estimation method in panel context for each sector separately and calculate both point estimates and confidence intervals. We conclude that controlling for sectoral heterogeneity bias and small sample bias will not solve the PPP puzzle.

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  • Oguz Esen & Ayla Ogus (ed.), 2006. "Proceedings of the International Conference on Human and Economic Resources," Proceedings of the IUE-SUNY Cortland Conference in Economics, Izmir University of Economics, number 2006, March.
    This item is provided by Izmir University of Economics in its series Papers of the Annual IUE-SUNY Cortland Conference in Economics with number 200632.

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    Keywords: PPP persistence; real exchange rate; heterogeneity bias extended median-unbiased estimation; panel data;

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