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Weak-form and strong-form purchasing power parity between the US and Mexico: A panel cointegration investigation

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  • Robertson, Raymond
  • Kumar, Anil
  • Dutkowsky, Donald H.

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This study examines the long-run relationship between US and Mexican prices. We use panel cointegration techniques that allow for heterogeneous relationships across goods to examine the existence of weak-form and strong-form Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) between the US and Mexico. We construct and work with a panel of highly disaggregated data, matched prices of individual products sold in each country. Our findings provide overwhelming support for weak-form PPP, but less support for strong-form PPP. Strong-form PPP, though, emerges among actively-traded goods. In contrast, non-traded goods exhibit amplified reaction to price changes in Mexico relative to those from the US.

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  • Robertson, Raymond & Kumar, Anil & Dutkowsky, Donald H., 2014. "Weak-form and strong-form purchasing power parity between the US and Mexico: A panel cointegration investigation," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 241-262.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmacro:v:42:y:2014:i:c:p:241-262
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmacro.2014.08.005
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