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For Here or To Go? Purchasing Power Parity and the Big Mac

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Pakko, Michael R. (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
  • Pollard, Patricia (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
fast food industry; prices
  • Abstract

    Discussion of purchasing power parity (PPP) using the price of the McDonald's Big Mac sandwich.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • (1) Files submitted are JF96PP.TXT, the computer program, and JF96PP.WK4, data in Lotus table format. (2) These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 1156 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR01156.v1
  • Pakko, Michael R., Pollard, Patricia S.. For here or to go? Purchasing power parity and the Big Mac. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review.78, (1), 3-21.1996.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Pakko, Michael R.; Pollard, Patricia (1998): For Here or To Go? Purchasing Power Parity and the Big Mac. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.