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Testing PPP for Central American real exchange rates. Evidence from new panel data stationary tests with structural breaks

  • Jean-François Hoarau


    (CERESUR, University of La Reunion)

The new panel data stationary test with multiple structural breaks developed by Carrion-i-Silvestre, Del Barrio-Castro and Lopez-Bazo (2005) is used along with standard stationary tests to study the long-run PPP hypothesis in a set of six Central American countries for the period 1976:1-2006:4. Contrary to standard tests, this new procedure provides strong support for PPP.

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Volume (Year): 6 (2008)
Issue (Month): 21 ()
Pages: 1-5

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-08f30007
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