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


burgernomics (uncountable)

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  1. An informal measurement of the purchasing power parity between currencies, based on the price of a Big Mac in various countries.
    • 1995, James W Eaton, Frederic S Mishkin, 1995 readings to accompany Mishkin, The economics of money, banking, and financial markets
      Burgernomics is based upon the theory of purchasing-power parity (PPP)...
    • 1998, Nick Perry, Hyperreality and global culture:
      Both The Economist's and Smart's study move at the intersection between burgernomics and burgerology. But they also move across each other and thereby point to a more general contrast.
    • 2004, Adrian Buckley, Multinational Finance:
      Light-hearted burgernomics has become a matter of increasing academic interest and has spawned many articles and even a whole book by Ong (2003) of the International Monetary Fund.
    • 2008, Glen Arnold, Corporate Financial Management:
      Burgernomics hints that their currencies are a little overcooked.
    • 2009, Theo S Eicher, John H Mutti, Michelle H Turnovsky, Robert M Dunn, International Economics
      Curiously, however, burgernomics has an impressive record in predicting exchange rates: currencies that show up as overvalued often tend to weaken in later years.