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Extracting Inflation from Stock Returns to Test Purchasing Power Parity

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  • Chowdhry, Bhagwan

    (U of California, Los Angeles)

  • Roll, Richard
  • Xia, Yihong

    (University of Pennsylvania)

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We provide a novel method for extracting estimates of realized pure price inflation from stock returns. The key is recognizing that pure price inflation should affect nominal returns of all traded assets by exactly the same amount. The popular Fama-French three-factor model is employed to purge stock returns of real economic factors. We uncover evidence that purchasing power parity holds quite well using the extracted inflation measures.

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  • Chowdhry, Bhagwan & Roll, Richard & Xia, Yihong, 2003. "Extracting Inflation from Stock Returns to Test Purchasing Power Parity," Working Papers 03-1, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Weiss Center.
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    1. Chortareas, Georgios & Kapetanios, George, 2009. "Getting PPP right: Identifying mean-reverting real exchange rates in panels," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 390-404, February.
    2. Shiu-Sheng Chen, 2012. "Does extracting inflation from stock returns solve the purchasing power parity puzzle?," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 42(3), pages 1097-1105, June.
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