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Testing For Changes In The Structure Of The Demand For Meat In Australia

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  • William J. Martin
  • Darrell Porter

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Quarterly data from 1962 to 1983 for beef, lamb, mutton, pig meat and poultry were used to test for constancy in the structure of meat demand in Australia. The cumulative sum, cumulative sum of squares and Farley-Hinich tests were applied to a range of models to ensure that any rejection of stability was not due to an inappropriate functional form or omitted dynamics. Little evidence was found of a marked swing away from consumption of any meat, with the exception of mutton. The results suggest that changes in prices and in total consumer expenditure are far more important than changes in tastes as determinants of meat consumption.

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Article provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its journal Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 29 (1985)
Issue (Month): 1 (04)
Pages: 16-31

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ajarec:v:29:y:1985:i:1:p:16-31

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  1. Braschler, Curtis H., 1983. "The Changing Demand Structure For Pork And Beef In The 1970s: Implications For The 1980s," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 15(02), December.
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  1. LaFrance, Jeffrey T., 1990. "Incomplete Demand Systems And Semilogarithmic Demand Models," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 34(02), August.
  2. Salman, A. Khalik & von Friedrichs, Yvonne & Shukur, Ghazi, 2009. "Macroeconomic Factors and Swedish Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Firm Failure," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 185, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
  3. Zhao, Xueyan & Mullen, John D. & Griffith, Garry R. & Griffiths, William E. & Piggott, Roley R., 2000. "An Equilibrium Displacement Model of the Australian Beef Industry," Research Reports 28007, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries Research Economists.
  4. Alston, Julian M. & Chalfant, James A., 1992. "Consumer Demand Analysis According To Garp," Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 21(2), October.
  5. Cashin, Paul, 1991. "A Model Of The Disaggregated Demand For Meat In Australia," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 35(03), December.
  6. Julian M. Alston & James A. Chalfant, 1987. "Weak Separability And A Test For The Specification Of Income In Demand Models With An Application To The Demand For Meat In Australia," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 31(1), pages 1-15, 04.
  7. Bhati, U.N., 1987. "Supply And Demand Responses For Poultry Meat In Australia," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 31(03), December.
  8. Lee, Chang-Buhm & Koo, Won W. & Yang, Seung-Ryong, 1992. "Demand for Meat in Korea: Estimation and Test for Structural Change," Agricultural Economics Reports 23434, North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.
  9. Gorny, Rachel A. & Ahmadi-Esfahani, Fredoun Z., 1993. "Structural Change in the Demand for Differentiated Meat Products in Sydney," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 61(01), April.
  10. Kingston, O.L., 1989. "Consumer Preferences For Loin and Topside Steaks From Beef Carcasses of Different Classification Criteria," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 57, December.
  11. Mullen, John D. & Alston, Julian M., 1994. "The Impact on the Australian Lamb Industry of Producing Larger Leaner Lamb," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 62(01), April.
  12. Farrell, Terence C. & Tozer, Peter R., 1996. "Strategic Alliances and Marketing Cooperatives: a Lamb Industry Case Study," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 64(02), August.
  13. Vere, David T. & Griffith, Garry R., 1988. "Supply and Demand Interactions in the New South Wales Prime Lamb Market," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 56(03), December.
  14. Capps, Oral, Jr. & Schmitz, John D., 1991. "A Recognition Of Health And Nutrition Factors In Food Demand Analysis," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 16(01), July.

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