Browsing by Author "Holmes, Mark J."

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  • Agglomeration externalities and 1981-2006 regional growth in Brazil

    Matlaba, Valente José; Holmes, Mark J.; McCann, Philip; Poot, Jacques (University of Waikato, 2012-06)
    This paper focuses on manufacturing employment growth across the 26 states of Brazil. We employ the Glaeser et al. (1992) approach to identify the role played by knowledge externalities in growth and convergence. To assess ...
  • Architects as nowcasters of housing construction

    Holmes, Mark J.; Mitchell, James; Silverstone, Brian (Sage Publications, 2009)
    For more than four decades, the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) has conducted a two-question, quarterly survey of architect forecasts of public and private sector construction expenditure. This qualitative ...
  • Are Asia-Pacific real exchange rates stationary? A regime-switching perspective

    Holmes, Mark J. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
    This paper tests for long-run purchasing power (PPP) among nine Asia-Pacific countries. Non-stationarity of the real exchange rate is tested within a Markov regime-switching framework. Two new concepts of PPP are defined ...
  • Are EU budget deficits stationary?

    Holmes, Mark J.; Otero, Jesús; Panagiotidis, Theodore (Physica Verlag, 2010)
    In this paper, we test for the stationarity of European Union budget deficits over the period 1971–2006, using a panel of thirteen member countries. Our testing strategy addresses two key concerns with regard to unit root ...
  • Are international real interest rate linkages characterized by asymmetric adjustments?

    Holmes, Mark J.; Maghrebi, Nabil (Elsevier B.V., 2006)
    This study tests for asymmetries in the adjustment mechanism towards real interest parity using monthly data over the period 1973–2004 for the U.S. and a sample of other OECD economies. There is stronger evidence of long-run ...

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