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Revisiting Purchasing Power Parity in OECD

Chun Jiang, Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee () and Tsangyao Chang ()

Applied Economics, 2015, vol. 47, issue 40, 4323-4334

Abstract: This study revisits Purchasing Power Parity theory (PPP) in the 34 OECD countries during January 1994-August 2013. We use a new panel stationary test with both sharp breaks and smooth shifts, a novel approach to panel unit-root testing, proposed by Bahmani-Oskooee et al . (2014). The results indicate that the PPP holds in half of the 34 OECD countries. These results indicate the importance of proper modelling of both sharp breaks and smooth shifts in real effective exchange rate series of OECD countries.

Date: 2015
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