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Cohesive Journal of Microbiology & Infectious Disease

The Big Mac Index and the Scientific Productivity in Brazil

Submission: December 12, 2022; Published: December 22, 2022

DOI: 10.31031/CJMI.2022.06.000637

ISSN: 2578-0190
Volume6 Issue3


It must be considered that most of the equipment and reagents used in Brazil are purchased in the USA. The objective of the present work was to verify, if the rate of US-Dollar-Brazilian Real does have any influence on the scientific output of Brazil. As parameter, the Big Mac index was chosen. The correlation between Brazilians Big Mac index and its scientific production is, at least in parts, significant. The Big Mac index for the time of research has proven to be a strong indicator-unluckily not a predictor-for the scientific production in Brazil.

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