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Purchasing Power Parity as a long-term memory process: evidence from Canada

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  • Jean-Francois Villeneuve
  • Jagdish Handa

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This paper uses cointegration and fractional cointegration techniques to test for purchasing power parity (PPP) between the Canadian and the US currencies during the floating exchange period from 1974:1 to 2001:12. The focus is on whether the deviations from the cointegrating relationship possess long memory and may be well-described by a fractionally cointegrated process. The Johansen-Juselius procedure does yield an appropriate cointegration vector, thereby supporting PPP as a long-run relationship. However, it is also found that the deviations from PPP do not follow a fractionally cointegrated stationary process, so that PPP at best holds only weakly even in the long run.

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  • Jean-Francois Villeneuve & Jagdish Handa, 2006. "Purchasing Power Parity as a long-term memory process: evidence from Canada," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(1-2), pages 109-117.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apfiec:v:16:y:2006:i:1-2:p:109-117 DOI: 10.1080/0960310052000345831
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