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Restaurant Prices and the Mexican Peso

  • Thomas M Fullerton Jr

    (University of Texas at El Paso)

  • Roberto Coronado

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas)

International restaurant franchise price data are used to examine purchasing power parity and the behavior of the Mexican peso. Sample data are from El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. A battery of statistical tests indicate that the price ratio and the exchange rate are statistically different from each other, but correlated.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 04 Mar 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpif:0403004
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