Are the Baltic countries ready to adopt the Euro? A generalised purchasing power parity approach

Caporale, Guglielmo Maria and Ciferri, Davide and Girardi, Alessandro (2008) Are the Baltic countries ready to adopt the Euro? A generalised purchasing power parity approach. Centre for International Capital Markets discussion papers, 2008 (16). pp. 1-34. ISSN 1749-3412

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Abstract

This paper focuses on macroeconomic interdependencies between the Euro area and three transition economies (Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia), with the aim of establishing whether the latter are ready to adopt the Euro. The theoretical framework is based on the Generalised Purchasing Power Parity (GPPP) hypothesis, which is empirically tested within a Vector Error Correction (VEC) model. Using both monthly and quarterly data over the period 1993-2005, it is found that GPPP holds for the real exchange rate vis-à-vis the Euro of each Baltic country, reflecting a degree of real convergence consistent with Optimum Currency Area criteria. Further, the adopted joint modelling approach for the real exchange rates of the Baltic region outperforms a number of alternative models in terms of out-of-sample forecasts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for International Capital Markets discussion papers; CICM discussion papers; transition economies; Euro area; (generalised) purchasing power parity; vector error correction models
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2015 18:29
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 18:29
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/484

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