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The demand for meat in Egypt: An almost ideal estimation

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  • Alboghdady, Mohamed Altabei
  • Alashry, Mohamed Khairy
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    This paper analyzes the demand for meat in Egypt for the period 1990–2005 using the linearized Almost Ideal Demand System to estimate own-price, cross-price and expenditure elasticities. It found that the Marshallian own-price elasticity was the highest for fish, followed by chicken, beef and duck. On the other hand, the crossprice elasticity of beef showed a complementary relationship with the other meat types, except for fish, which is substitutive. Chicken and fish showed a substitutive relationship with all other meat types. Duck showed a substitutive relationship with all meats except rabbit. Mutton and rabbit showed a versatile relationship with the other meat types. The highest substitutive relationship was between mutton and beef. Compensated own-price elasticity estimates showed similar trends but smaller values than uncompensated ones, which is theoretically consistent

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    Article provided by NCERA-210 in its journal Journal of Cooperatives.

    Volume (Year): 04 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:jlcoop:93884

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    Keywords: meat; Almost Ideal Demand System; seemingly unrelated regressions; Egypt; Demand and Price Analysis; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Livestock Production/Industries;

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    1. Alston, Julian M & Foster, Kenneth A & Green, Richard D, 1994. "Estimating Elasticities with the Linear Approximate Almost Ideal Demand System: Some Monte Carlo Results," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 76(2), pages 351-56, May.
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    1. Mailu, S.K & Muhammad, L & Wanyoike, M.M & Mwanza, R.N., 2012. "Rabbit meat consumption in Kenya," MPRA Paper 41517, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Kankwamba, Henry & Mangisoni, Julius H. & Simtowe, Franklin & Mausch, Kai & Siambi, Moses, 2012. "Improved Legume Seed Demand Systems in Central Malawi: What Do Farmers' Seed Expenditures Say about Their Preferences?," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 123945, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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