A Lot For a Latte?

We can get the most latte for our loot in Cairo. At the equivalent of $1.53, a Cairo tall latte is close to one-half the $3.45 price of one in the U.S. On the other hand, a tall latte in Zurich…

Weekly Roundup: From Slow Mommy Tracks to Fast Wall Street Traders

Our weekly economics news summary included the yuan and foreign exchange, Google and branding, parental leave and incentives, and choosing your own price.

The Yuan Devaluation and the Big Mac Index

Showing the purchasing power of different currencies and under-and overvaluation, the Big Mac Index can provide an understanding of the yuan devaluation.

Weekly Roundup: From New Drachma to Old Monetary Dilemmas

Our everyday economics includes foreign exchange, human capital, economic growth, GDP, inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, tradeoffs and deleveraging.

Where to Spend the Most on a Big Mac

Displaying foreign exchange fluctuation, the price of a Big Mac in different countries can be compared to show if a currency is over- or undervalued.

Weekly Roundup: From Old Age to Old Signatures

Our Posts Roundup   Sunday 12.14.14  The mystery of the missing magazines…more   Monday 12.15.14  Where Italian needs a connection…more   Tuesday 12.16.14  Which movie stars live longer…more   Wednesday 12.17.14  The Christmas music list that keeps repeating…more   Thursday 12.18.14  How a signature…

Hamburger Economics

Our Sunday Charts The 2014 Big Mac Index is out and not much has changed. Norway’s Big Macs are most expensive and Chinese Big Macs are cheap. As The Economist explains, starting in 1986, they wanted to take a lighthearted look at whether currencies…