lunes, 25 de junio de 2012

McWages: Comparando Salarios Internacionalmente

Para muchos de ustedes es bastante conocido el uso de la Big Mac para realizar comparaciones sobre el tipo de cambio entre países utilizando el concepto de PPP. Ahora se publica un interesante artículo que sugiere como comparar salarios de manera internacional utilizando el McWages que hace referencia a los salarios que se pagan en las expendedoras de Mc Donall en todo el mundo

It's hard to compare wages in different countries, because the details of the job differ. A typical job in a manufacturing facility, for example, is a rather different experience in China, Germany, Michigan, or Brazil. But for about a decade, Orley Ashenfelter has been looking at one set of jobs that are extremely similar across countries--jobs at McDonald's restaurants. He discussed this research and a broader agenda of "Comparing Real Wage Rates" across countries in his Presidential Address last January to the American Economic Association meetings in Chicago. The talk has now been published in the April 2012 issue of the American Economic Review, which will be available to many academics through their library subscription. But the talk is also freely available to the public here as Working Paper #570 from the Princeton's Industrial Relations Section.
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En este post pueden encontrar una expliación sencilla del artículo y la liga para el paper completo.