Date of Award

Spring 2002

Project Type


Program or Major


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

First Advisor

Michael D Goldberg


The present dissertation is a theoretical and empirical investigation regarding the existence of a long-run relationship between exchange rates and prices. It develops a unified approach to test for mean reversion of exchange rates and prices, bringing together the disequilibrium view and the long-run real exchange rate literatures in such a way that not only exchange rates and relative prices are considered, but also the role played by real factors in explaining long-run behavior of exchange rates and prices. In chapters 2 and 3 we developed some empirical tests for mean reversion of exchange rates and prices for OECD and Latin American countries from 1957 to 1997, while in chapter 4 we have restricted our attention to the floating period for selected OECD countries when we have included some real factors into the analysis.