Non-normality and recursive unit root tests for PPP : solving the PPP puzzle?

Caporale, Guglielmo Maria and Gregoriou, Andros (2007) Non-normality and recursive unit root tests for PPP : solving the PPP puzzle? Centre for International Capital Markets discussion papers, 2007 (06). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1749-3412

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Abstract

In this paper we carry out unit root tests on real exchange rates recursively as in Caporale et al (2003), but, following Arghyrou and Gregoriou (2007), we adjust the residuals for non-normality using a wild bootstrap method. The results are striking: the correction for non-normality dramatically increases the rejection percentages of the unit root null, and attenuates the erratic behaviour of the t-statistic, thus providing strong evidence in favour of PPP, and suggesting that such a correction might at least go some way towards solving the "PPP puzzle".

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for International Capital Markets discussion papers; CICM discussion papers; purchasing power parity; PPP; real exchange rate; unit roots; non-normality; wild bootstrap
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2015 09:13
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2015 09:13
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/490

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