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The Demand For Beef Products: Cross-Section Estimation Of Demographic And Economic Effects

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  • Heien, Dale
  • Pompelli, Greg

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This paper presents estimates of the economic and demographic effects on the demand for steak, roast, and ground beef. Using an almost ideal demand system, the results indicate that demand is inelastic for steak and ground beef, elastic for roast, cross-price effects are significant, and all goods are Hicks-Allen substitutes. The impact of certain demographic effects, such as household size, region, tenancy, and ethnic origin, was generally quite significant. Other demographic variables, such as employment status, shopper, and occupation, were generally not significant.

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Article provided by Western Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Western Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 13 (1988)
Issue (Month): 01 (July)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32155

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Keywords: Demand and Price Analysis; Livestock Production/Industries;

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  1. LaFrance, Jeffrey T., 1991. "When Is Expenditure "Exogenous" In Separable Demand Models?," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 16(01), July.
  2. Davis, Andrew & Gunderson, Michael A. & Brown, Mark G. & House, Lisa, 2008. "The Effect Demographics Have On The Demand For Orange Juice," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6794, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  3. Yen, Steven T. & Huang, Chung L., 2002. "Cross-Sectional Estimation Of U.S. Demand For Beef Products: A Censored System Approach," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 27(02), December.
  4. Marsh, John M. & Brester, Gary W., 1989. "Intertemporal Price Adjustments In The Beef Market: A Reduced Form Analysis Of Weekly Data," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 14(02), December.
  5. Gould, Brian W. & Dong, Diansheng, 2004. "Product Quality And The Demand For Food: The Case Of Urban China," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20010, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  6. Okrent, Abigail M. & Alston, Julian M., 2011. "Demand for Food in the United States: A Review of Literature, Evaluation of Previous Estimates, and Presentation of New Estimates of Demand," Working Papers 162515, Robert Mondavi Institute Center for Wine Economics.
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  9. Henneberry, Shida Rastegari & Piewthongngam, Kullapapruk & Qiang, Han, 1999. "Consumer Food Safety Concerns And Fresh Produce Consumption," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 24(01), July.
  10. Okrent, Abigail M. & Alston, Julian M., 2012. "The Demand for Disaggregated Food-Away-from-Home and Food-at-Home Products in the United States," Economic Research Report 132469, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  11. Zhou, Xia (Vivian) & Shaik, Saleem, 2008. "Demand Analysis for Shrimp in the United States," 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida 6524, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  12. Jones, Eugene, 2001. "Agricultural Economics Research And Its Usefulness To Private Firms: Some Unsolicited Observations," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 32(01), March.
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  14. Huang, Chung L. & Yen, Steven T., 2002. "Estimation Of A Demand System With Limited Dependent Variables," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19592, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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