Hendriks, Johannes Jurgens and Bonga-Bonga, Lumengo
(2022):
*Testing for the purchasing power parity (PPP) hypothesis between South Africa and its main trading partners: application of the quantile approach.*

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## Abstract

This paper tests whether the PPP theory holds between trading partners, depending on the volume of trade and trade friction, such as exchange control. The test is applied between South Africa, a country that applies an exchange control policy, and its trading partners. The paper uses the quantile unit root test and quantile cointegration regression approach to test for the strong and weak-form PPP hypothesis. Strong evidence of the weak-form PPP hypothesis is found for high export countries over all quantiles. Specifically, weak-form PPP is found in China, the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom, whereas evidence of PPP, in general, was found to be lacking. The paper finds evidence that PPP is more likely to exist between countries with more significant trade volumes.

Item Type: | MPRA Paper |
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Original Title: | Testing for the purchasing power parity (PPP) hypothesis between South Africa and its main trading partners: application of the quantile approach |

English Title: | Testing for the purchasing power parity (PPP) hypothesis between South Africa and its main trading partners: application of the quantile approach |

Language: | English |

Keywords: | purchasing power parity, quantile, exchange rates |

Subjects: | C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models ; Single Variables > C22 - Time-Series Models ; Dynamic Quantile Regressions ; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models ; Diffusion Processes F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F31 - Foreign Exchange |

Item ID: | 112915 |

Depositing User: | Prof Lumengo Bonga-Bonga |

Date Deposited: | 02 May 2022 10:19 |

Last Modified: | 02 May 2022 10:19 |

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URI: | https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/id/eprint/112915 |