Economics at your fingertips  

Does long-run purchasing power parity hold in Eastern and Southern African countries? Evidence from panel data stationary tests with multiple structural breaks

Jean-François Hoarau ()

International Journal of Finance & Economics, 2010, vol. 15, issue 4, 307-315

Abstract: This study tests for the long-run purchasing power parity hypothesis for a panel of 17 African economies, all belonging to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, over the period 1970-2007. This assumption is considered both in its traditional view, that is, the reversion of the real exchange rate (RER) to a constant mean, and in the Balassa-Samuelson view, that is, the reversion of the RER to a constant trend. For this purpose, we use the new panel data stationary test advocated by Carrion-i-Silvestre et al. that accounts for multiple structural breaks and cross-sectional dependence. Finally, our results give strong evidence for purchasing power parity when the Balassa-Samuelson version is considered. This finding supports the view that purchasing power parity is most likely to be found among high inflation less developed countries and non-CFA countries. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Date: 2010
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (5) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) Link to full text; subscription required (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://jws-edcv.wile ... PRINT_ISSN=1076-9307

Access Statistics for this article

International Journal of Finance & Economics is currently edited by Mark P. Taylor, Keith Cuthbertson and Michael P. Dooley

More articles in International Journal of Finance & Economics from John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing ().

Page updated 2020-01-28
Handle: RePEc:ijf:ijfiec:v:15:y:2010:i:4:p:307-315