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Purchasing power parity in Central and Eastern European countries

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  • Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshah

    () (Universiti Putra Malaysia)

  • Darja Borsic

    () (University of Maribor)

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This paper investigates the validity of the purchasing power parity (PPP) hypothesis for 13 Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) in transition. The results based on the seemingly unrelated regression ADF (SURADF) method reveal that the PPP relationship holds in 7(6) out of the 13 countries when the real exchange rate is based on US dollar (euro). Our empirical findings appear to support a long-run PPP in some of the transition countries that appears insensitive to the base country.

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  • Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshah & Darja Borsic, 2008. "Purchasing power parity in Central and Eastern European countries," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 6(32), pages 1-8.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-08f30046
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    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance
    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling

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