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Evidence on PPP for selected Asian countries from a panel cointegration test with structural breaks

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The goal of this article is to examine evidence for purchasing power parity (PPP) for a panel of Asian countries, namely Malaysia, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Our main contribution is that for the first time in this literature we use a panel cointegration test, developed by Westerlund (2006), which allows us to incorporate multiple structural breaks. We find that using Gregory and Hansen's (1996) residual-based test for cointegration and Pedroni's (1999) panel cointegration test without structural breaks provide weak evidence of cointegration between nominal exchange rates vis-a-vis the US dollar and relative prices. However, when we use the Lagrange multiplier panel structural break cointegration test we find strong evidence of panel cointegration, providing evidence for PPP.

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  • Paresh Kumar Narayan, 2010. "Evidence on PPP for selected Asian countries from a panel cointegration test with structural breaks," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 42(3), pages 325-332.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:42:y:2010:i:3:p:325-332 DOI: 10.1080/00036840701604446
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