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Structural changes and deviations from the PPP within the Euro Area

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  • Daniele Antonucci

    (CSC - Centro Studi Confindustria)

  • Alessandro Girardi

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    (ISAE - Institute for Studies and Economic Analyses)

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This paper focuses on macroeconomic interdependencies among the euro area member countries over the period 1984-2002. The theoretical framework builds on the generalized purchasing power parity hypothesis, which is empirically tested using vector error correction models with broken deterministic components. The euro area turns out to be an integrated entity, even if national economies still exhibit a certain degree of heterogeneity. The results also suggest that up to now the “euro-effect” in fostering integration within the euro area has been quite weak.

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Paper provided by ISTAT - Italian National Institute of Statistics - (Rome, ITALY) in its series ISAE Working Papers with number 57.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2005
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Handle: RePEc:isa:wpaper:57

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Keywords: Euro area; purchasing power parity; cointegration; structural breaks;

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