Definitions

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  • n. An informal measurement of the purchasing power parity between currencies, based on the price of a Big Mac in various countries.

Etymologies

Blend of burger and economics, coined in The Economist in 1986 by Pam Woodall with the introduction of the Big Mac Index. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Known as "burgernomics", the index was devised in a widely-cited paper by Pam Woodall and has been running since 1986.

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  • John Vause gives us a lesson in burgernomics, when we return.

    CNN Transcript Sep 7, 2009

  • The Economist commented: Many readers will find burgernomics and lattenomics hard to swallow.

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  • However, burgernomics does support claims that Argentina's government is cooking the books.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • If you find the theory of price indices hard to digest, why not rely on simple burgernomics?

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • Inspired by The Economist's 'burgernomics' Big Mac index, French market analysts Gira Conseil have launched the 'buttered-ham sandwich' index, to compare prices of the country's enduring ham and butter sandwich, and in this challenging economic climate, to obtain a strong understanding of buying power in France.

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  • - Inspired by The Economist's 'burgernomics' Big Mac index, French market analysts Gira Conseil have launched the 'buttered-ham sandwich' index, to compare prices of the country's enduring ham and butter sandwich, and in this challenging economic climate, to obtain a strong understanding of buying power in France.

    BakeryAndSnacks RSS

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