For Which Countries did PPP hold? A Multiple Testing Approach

C.H. Hanck*

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We employ a multiple testing technique to identify the countries for which purchasing power parity (ppp) held over the last century. The approach controls the multiplicity problem inherent in simultaneously testing for ppp on several time series, thereby avoiding spurious rejections. It has higher power than traditional multiple testing techniques by exploiting the dependence structure between the countries with a bootstrap approach. Our results show that, plausibly, thus controlling for multiplicity leads to a number of rejections of the null that is intermediate between that of traditional multiple testing techniques and that which results if one tests the null on each single time series at some level a.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-103
Number of pages11
JournalEmpirical Economics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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