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Testing for convergence among Mercosur countries

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  • Juan Carlos Cuestas
  • Javier Ordóñez

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The aim of this paper is to analyse the existence of price convergence in Mercosur. Two variables are considered, Consumer Price Indices to assess convergence in the goods and services markets and real interest rates, to analyse convergence in the money markets. The univariate analysis points only to convergence in real interest rates, whilst the multivariate analysis provides evidence of common trends in both markets.

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  • Juan Carlos Cuestas & Javier Ordóñez, 2007. "Testing for convergence among Mercosur countries," Working Papers 2007/1, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School, Economics Division.
  • Handle: RePEc:nbs:wpaper:2007/1
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    Keywords

    Mercosur; economic integration; unit roots; nonlinearities; co-trending.;

    JEL classification:

    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration

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