Long-Run Purchasing Power Parity and the Dollar-Sterling Exchange Rate in the 1920's

Author/Editor:

Mark P. Taylor

Publication Date:

December 1, 1990

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Summary:

This paper replies to Ahking’s (1990) re-examination of Taylor and McMahon’s (1988) analysis of long-run purchasing power parity in the 1920s. We demonstrate that Ahking’s conclusions are only partially correct and reestablish our conclusion that, a form of long-run purchasing-power parity did in fact hold for dollar-sterling during this period. The new results are also employed to gauge the degree of overvaluation of sterling relative to the imposed prewar parity of $4.86 upon its return to gold and for 12 months afterwards.

Series:

Working Paper No. 90/118

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 1990

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451940565/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1181990

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

25

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