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Purchasing power parity in transition countries: Sequential panel selection method


  • He, Huizhen
  • Chang, Tsangyao


This study applies the Sequential Panel Selection Method (SPSM), proposed by Chortareas and Kapetanios (2009) to test the validity of long-run purchasing power parity (PPP) for a sample of 14 transition countries, using real effective exchange rates, from 1994 to 2012 (for both monthly and quarterly data). SPSM classifies the whole panel into a group of stationary series and a group of non-stationary series. In doing so, we can clearly identify how many and which series in the panel are stationary processes. Empirical results from the SPSM using the Panel KSS unit root test (Ucar and Omay, 2009) with a Fourier function indicate that PPP holds true for most of these transition countries studied. Our results have important policy implications for these transition countries under study.

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  • He, Huizhen & Chang, Tsangyao, 2013. "Purchasing power parity in transition countries: Sequential panel selection method," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 604-609.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:35:y:2013:i:c:p:604-609 DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2013.08.021

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    1. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee & Tsangyao Chang & Tsung-Hsien Chen & Han-Wen Tzeng, 2017. "Revisiting purchasing power parity in Eastern European countries: quantile unit root tests," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 52(2), pages 463-483, March.
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    Purchasing power parity; Real effective exchange rate; Transition countries; Sequential Panel Selection Method; Panel KSS unit root test; Fourier function; Policy implications;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange


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