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Efficiency of the black market for foreign exchange and PPP: the case of the Dominican Republic

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Efficiency of the black market for foreign exchange in a developing country can be assessed by testing whether that market complies with the 'relative' version of the purchasing power parity hypothesis. This paper applies nonstationarity and cointegration to investigate this hypothesis for the Dominican Republic. Both the Engle-Granger and Johansen techniques support cointegration, so the black market for foreign exchange in the Dominican Republic is efficient.

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  • Jose Sanchez-Fung, 1999. "Efficiency of the black market for foreign exchange and PPP: the case of the Dominican Republic," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(3), pages 173-176.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:6:y:1999:i:3:p:173-176
    DOI: 10.1080/135048599353573
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    1. Jose Sanchez-Fung, 2003. "Non-linear modelling of daily exchange rate returns, volatility, and 'news' in a small developing economy," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(4), pages 247-250.
    2. Mauricio Mayorga Martínez & Evelyn Muñoz Salas, 2004. "¿Existe disciplina de mercado en el sistema bancario costarricense?," Monetaria, Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos, vol. 0(3), pages 263-289, julio-sep.
    3. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee & Gour G. Goswami, 2005. "Black Market Exchange Rates and Purchasing Power Parity in Emerging Economies," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 41(3), pages 37-52, May.
    4. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee & Gour G. Goswami, 2005. "Black Market Exchange Rates and Purchasing Power Parity in Emerging Economies," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., vol. 41(3), pages 37-52, May.
    5. Bahmani-Oskooee, Mohsen & Tankui, Altin, 2008. "The black market exchange rate vs. the official rate in testing PPP: Which rate fosters the adjustment process?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 99(1), pages 40-43, April.
    6. Guneratne Banda Wickremasinghe, 2004. "Efficiency Of Foreign Exchange Markets: A Developing Country Perspective," International Finance 0406004, EconWPA.
    7. José R. Sánchez Fung, 2004. "Reglas monetarias, metas de inflación y sus aplicaciones potenciales de la República Dominicana," Monetaria, Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos, vol. 0(3), pages 291-323, julio-sep.
    8. Hilcías Estuardo Samayoa & Héctor Augusto Valle Samayoa, 2004. "Un modelo básico de política monetaria para Guatemala," Monetaria, Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos, vol. 0(3), pages 223-242, julio-sep.
    9. Si Mohammed, Kamel & Chérif touil, Noreddine & Maliki, Samir, 2015. "An Empirical Test of Purchasing Power Parity of the Algerian Exchange Rate: Evidence from Panel Dynamic," MPRA Paper 75285, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    10. Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshah & Siti Hamizah Mohd & Siew-Voon Soon, 2011. "Purchasing Power Parity and Efficiency of Black Market Exchange Rate in African Countries," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., vol. 47(5), pages 52-70, September.
    11. José R Sánchez-Fung, 2000. "Money Demand, PPP and Macroeconomic Dynamics in a Small Developing Economy," Studies in Economics 0015, School of Economics, University of Kent.

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