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Purchasing Power Parity When Prices Are I(2)

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This paper examines the purchasing power parity (PPP) hypothesis over the modern float using data on 15 OECD currencies. Evidence is presented that suggests the price levels evolve as second-difference stationary processes, i.e., integrated of order two (P(subscript t) is approximately I(2)). A necessary condition for PPP when prices are I(2) is that prices are cointegrated across countries to an I(1) relative price. In general this relative price is not the same as the simple price ratio. For some of the relationships examined, this relative price level is cointegrated with the exchange rate, implying a long-run equilibrium between nominal exchange rates and prices. Copyright 1996 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Crowder, William J, 1996. "Purchasing Power Parity When Prices Are I(2)," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 4(2), pages 234-246, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:reviec:v:4:y:1996:i:2:p:234-46
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    1. Arize, Augustine C. & Malindretos, John & Nam, Kiseok, 2010. "Cointegration, dynamic structure, and the validity of purchasing power parity in African countries," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 755-768, October.
    2. Arize, Augustine C. & Malindretos, John & Ghosh, Dilip, 2015. "Purchasing power parity-symmetry and proportionality: Evidence from 116 countries," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 69-85.
    3. Haluk Erlat, 2003. "The Nature of Persistence in Turkish Real Exchange Rates," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(2), pages 70-97, March.
    4. Henry, Olan T. & Olekalns, Nilss, 2002. "Does the Australian dollar real exchange rate display mean reversion," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 21(5), pages 651-666, October.
    5. Haluk Erlat, 2003. "The Nature of Persistence in Turkish Real Exchange Rates," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(2), pages 70-97, March.

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