Tagged: The Economist

Hollis Johnson

The Big Mac Index: A delicious indicator

The Big Mac Index was written by Pam Woodall in The Economist in 1986. The index, also known as Burgernomics, is published every spring by The Economist. According to the magazine, it serves as a lighthearted guide to whether currencies are at their correct level while seeking to make exchange-rate...

Moral Hazard

Support for bad banks also raises the specter of what economists call moral hazard. If bankers know that the central bank will lend cheaply when liquidity runs dry, they needn’t take care to avoid crises in the first place. In 1873, The Economist’s editor-inchief Walter Bagehot described the danger this...