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Are Asian real exchange rates mean reverting? Evidence from univariate and panel LM unit root tests with one and two structural breaks

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There are a number of studies that examine the purchasing power parity (PPP) hypothesis. The empirical findings from the extant literature for the PPP hypothesis are mixed. This article applies univariate and panel Lagrange Multiplier (LM) unit root tests with one and two structural breaks to real exchange rates for 15 Asian countries. The univariate LM unit root tests find evidence of PPP for two-thirds of the sample. The results from the panel LM unit root test support long-run PPP for the Asian countries in the sample. The results from the LM panel unit root tests differ from those of existing panel unit root tests of PPP for Asian countries that have not allowed for the existence of structural breaks.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Economics, Monash University, Australia,Economics Program, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains, Malaysia 2: Department of Economics, Monash University, Australia

Publication date: 2007-09-01

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