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An Alternative Test of Purchasing Power Parity

  • Frederick H. Wallace

    (Prairie View A&M University)

  • Gary L. Shelley

    (East Tennessee State University)

The long-horizon approach of Fisher and Seater (1993) is applied to the data developed by Taylor (2002) to test for purchasing power parity (PPP). Even after accounting for the low power of the test, the evidence is generally supportive of PPP.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series International Finance with number 0502009.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 14 Feb 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpif:0502009
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