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Threshold adjustment in deviations from the law of one price

Luciana Juvenal () and Mark Taylor

No 2008-027, Working Papers from Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Abstract: Using self-exciting threshold autoregressive models, we explore the validity of the law of one price (LOOP) for sixteen sectors in nine European countries. We and strong evidence of nonlinear mean reversion in deviations from the LOOP and highlight the importance of modelling the real exchange rate in a nonlinear fashion in an attempt to measure speeds of real exchange rate adjustment. Using the US dollar as a reference currency, the half-lives of sectoral real exchange rates shocks, calculated by Monte Carlo integration, imply much faster adjustment than the consensus half-life estimates of three to five years. The results also imply that transaction costs vary significantly across sectors and countries.

Keywords: Prices; Foreign exchange rates (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cba, nep-ifn, nep-mon and nep-opm
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Published in Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, September 2008, 12(3)

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