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Revisiting Purchasing Power Parity for Nine Transition Countries Using the Rank Test for Nonlinear Cointegration

  • Chang, Tsangyao

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    (Department of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan)

  • Chiu, Chi Chen

    (Department of Banking and Finance, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan)

  • Tzeng, Han Wen

    (Department of Finance, Overseas Chinese University, Taichung, Taiwan)

This study applies the powerful rank test for nonlinear cointegration proposed by Brietung (2001) to test the validity of long-run purchasing power parity (PPP) for nine transition countries from January 1995 to December 2008. The empirical results indicate that PPP holds true for all nine transition countries studied. Our results have important policy implications for these nine transition countries.

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Article provided by Institute for Economic Forecasting in its journal Romanian Journal for Economic Forecasting.

Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 19-30

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