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Nonlinear adjustment to purchasing power parity for ASEAN countries

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  • Chang, Tsangyao
  • Lee, Chia-Hao
  • Liu, Wen-Chi

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This study applies a simple and powerful nonlinear unit root test, proposed by Sollis (2009), to test the validity of long-run purchasing power parity (PPP) in a sample of ASEAN countries. The empirical results indicate that PPP only holds for three of these ASEAN countries studied, and the adjustment toward PPP is found to be nonlinear and asymmetric.

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  • Chang, Tsangyao & Lee, Chia-Hao & Liu, Wen-Chi, 2012. "Nonlinear adjustment to purchasing power parity for ASEAN countries," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 24(4), pages 325-331.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:japwor:v:24:y:2012:i:4:p:325-331
    DOI: 10.1016/j.japwor.2012.05.001
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    Keywords

    Purchasing power parity; ASEAN countries; Nonlinear unit root test; Asymmetric; AESTAR test;

    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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