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Quasi purchasing power parity: Structural change in the Mexican peso/us dollar real exchange rate

  • Antonio E. Noriega

    (Universidad de Guanajuato)

  • Lorena Medina

    (Universidad de Guanajuato)

This paper analyzes whether the real exchange-rate of the Mexican peso/US dollar revert to a long-run equilibrium value, and whether this value is unique. We use a method for testing stationarity, that allows for an unknown number of structural breaks in the level of the series. Using a long span of annual data covering the period 1925-1994, our results provide evidence favouring long-run Quasi-Purchasing Power Parity. In particular, we find that the real peso/dollar exchange rate has fluctuated stationarily around a 70 year long-run level, perturbed by a series of events, both domestic and external, in or around 1981.

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Volume (Year): 18 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 227-236

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