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Testing for PPP in Australia: evidence from unit root tests against nonlinear trend stationarity alternatives

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  • Juan Carlos Cuestas
  • Paulo Jose Regis

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The aim of this paper is to analyse the empirical fulfilment of the PPP in Australia (1977-2004). Previous research focuses on the presence of structural breaks and fails to find any support to the PPP (Darne and Hoarau, 2008, Henry and Olekalns, 2002). In contrast, we find that the PPP hypothesis holds once we account for a more general specification of the Nonlinear Deterministic components based on a Chebishev polynomials approximation.

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Paper provided by Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School, Economics Division in its series Working Papers with number 2008/3.

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Keywords: PPP; Real exchange rates; Unit roots; nonlinearities;

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Cited by:
  1. Cuestas, Juan Carlos & Regis, Paulo José, 2013. "Purchasing power parity in OECD countries: Nonlinear unit root tests revisited," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 343-346.
  2. Václav Žďárek, 2012. "An Empirical Investigation of the Purchasing Power Parity Hypothesis in European Transition Countries," Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2012(3), pages 257-276.
  3. Luis A. Gil-Alana & Juan C. Cuesta, 2009. "Further evidence on the PPP analysis of the Australian dollar. Non-linearities, fractional integration and structural change," Faculty Working Papers 07/09, School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Navarra.
  4. Hakan Kum, 2012. "The Impact of Structural Break(s) on the Validity of Purchasing Power Parity in Turkey: Evidence from Zivot-Andrews and Lagrange Multiplier Unit Root Tests," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 2(3), pages 241-245.
  5. Massimiliano Mazzanti & Antonio Musolesi, 2012. "Breaking Environmental Kuznets Curves. Evaluating Energy and Policy Time Events Effects on CO2 Trends for Advanced Countries," Working Papers 201214, University of Ferrara, Department of Economics.
  6. Mazzanti, M. & Musolesi, A., 2013. "Economic development and CO2 emissions: assessing the effect of policy and energy time events for advanced countries," Working Papers 2013-11, Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory (GAEL).

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