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Panel Estimations of PPP and Relative Price Models for CEECs: Lessons for Real Exchange Rate Modelling


The paper contributes to the recent empirical literature on real exchange rates in CEECs. Instead of estimating a complete model, the PPP and relative price models (two main components of the real exchange rate) are investigated separately. All empirical tests are conducted in the heterogonous dynamic panel framework. The unbalanced panel includes generally nine CEECs (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia) over 1993-2002.