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Testing Long-Run Ppp with Infinite-Variance Returns

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  • Falk, Barry L.
  • Wang, Chun-Hsuan

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This paper investigates the long-run purchasing power parity hypothesis when exchange rate returns and inflation rates are assumed to be heavy-tailed stochastic processes. More specifically, residual-based and likelihood-ratio-based cointegration tests of PPP that explicitly allow for infinite-variance innovations are applied to monthly data (1973:1-1999:12) for Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Our test results are marginally less supportive of PPP when the innovations are assumed to be infinite-variance, α-stable processes.

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  • Falk, Barry L. & Wang, Chun-Hsuan, 2003. "Testing Long-Run Ppp with Infinite-Variance Returns," Staff General Research Papers Archive 10323, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:10323
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    1. Jungjun Choi & In Choi, 2016. "Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Autoregressive Models with a Near Unit Root and Cauchy Errors," Working Papers 1612, Research Institute for Market Economy, Sogang University.
    2. Serttas, Fatma Ozgu, 2010. "Essays on infinite-variance stable errors and robust estimation procedures," ISU General Staff Papers 201001010800002742, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    3. Pierre Perron & Eduardo Zorita & Iliyan Georgiev & Paulo M. M. Rodrigues & A. M. Robert Taylor, 2017. "Unit Root Tests and Heavy-Tailed Innovations," Journal of Time Series Analysis, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 38(5), pages 733-768, September.
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