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Stationarity of the European real exchange rates-evidence from panel data

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This paper employs a panel unit root test for the real exchange rates of 13 EU member countries. The estimation period covers the EMS period from 1980:1 to 1992:2 In contrast with the earlier panel unit root studies concerning purchasing power parity (PPP), effective real exchange rates are used. As a result, the non-stationarity of the real exchange rate was rejected. However, the half-life of the real exchange rate adjustment turned out to be long. Potential reasons for this might be the relatively short estimation period and the nature of the data.

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  • Kari Heimonen, 1999. "Stationarity of the European real exchange rates-evidence from panel data," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 31(6), pages 673-677.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:31:y:1999:i:6:p:673-677
    DOI: 10.1080/000368499323887
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    1. Quah, Danny, 1994. "Exploiting cross-section variation for unit root inference in dynamic data," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 44(1-2), pages 9-19.
    2. Robert E. Cumby, 1996. "Forecasting Exchange Rates and Relative Prices with the Hamburger Standard: Is What You Want What You Get With McParity?," NBER Working Papers 5675, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    1. Bessec, Marie, 2003. "Mean-reversion vs. adjustment to PPP: the two regimes of exchange rate dynamics under the EMS, 1979-1998," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 20(1), pages 141-164, January.
    2. Salah A. Nusair, 2003. "Testing The Validity Of Purchasing Power Parity For Asian Countries During The Current Float," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 28(2), pages 129-147, December.
    3. Francis W. Ahking, 2002. "Is the Bayesian Approach Necessarily Better than the Classical Approach in Unit-Root Test?," Working papers 2002-18, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.

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