40 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2001
Date Written: August 2001
We assess the progress made by the profession in understanding real exchange rate behaviour, through a selective and critical but nonetheless expository review of the literature. Our reading of the literature leads us to the main conclusions that purchasing power parity might be viewed as a valid long-run international parity condition when applied to bilateral exchange rates among major industrialized countries and that mean reversion in real exchange rates displays significant non-linearities. Further work investigating the effects of real shocks on the long-run equilibrium level also seems warranted.
Keywords: Foreign exchange, purchasing power parity, real exchange rate
JEL Classification: F31
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Taylor, Mark P. and Sarno, Lucio, Purchasing Power Parity and the Real Exchange Rate (August 2001). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 2913. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=280902
This is a CEPR Discussion Paper. CEPR charges a fee of $5.00 for this paper.Login using your CEPR Personal Profile
File name: DP2913.
If you wish to purchase the right to make copies of this paper for distribution to others, please select the quantity.