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Persistence in Real Exchange Rate Convergence

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  • Thanasis Stengos

    () (University of Guelph)

  • M. Ege Yazgan

    () (Istanbul Bilgi University)

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In this paper we use a long memory framework to examine the validity of the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) hypothesis using both monthly and quarterly data for a panel of 47 countries over a fifty year period (1957 to 2009). The analysis focusses on the long memory parameter d that allows us to obtain different convergence classifications depending on its value. Our analysis allows for the presence of smooth structural breaks and it does not rely on the use of a benchmark. Overall the evidence strongly points to the presence of a long memory process, where 0:5 ≤ d

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  • Thanasis Stengos & M. Ege Yazgan, 2012. "Persistence in Real Exchange Rate Convergence," Working Paper series 16_12, Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.
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    2. Thanasis Stengos & Ege Yazgan & Harun Ozkan, 2016. "Persistence in Convergence: Some further results," Working Papers 1605, University of Guelph, Department of Economics and Finance.
    3. Yazgan, M. Ege & Özkan, Harun, 2015. "Detecting structural changes using wavelets," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 12(C), pages 23-37.
    4. M. Ege Yazgan & Hakan Yilmazkuday, 2016. "High versus low inflation: implications for price-level convergence," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 50(4), pages 1527-1563, June.
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    Keywords

    Purchasing Power Parity; Convergence; Long Memory; Pairwise Approach;

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    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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