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Analysis of Food Demand in Peru: Implications for Food-Feed Competition

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  • Bhaumik, Sumon Kumar
  • Nugent, Jeffrey B

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In their policy proposals on how best to stimulate economic growth, economists have been increasingly emphasizing free markets. It is, however, possible that free-market-led economic growth can lead to increased income inequity which can further increase poverty. One of the more interesting but thus far insufficiently explored mechanisms for the latter is food-feed competition. Using Peruvian Living Standard Survey (PLSS) data for 1985-86 and 1990, the paper examines the demand patterns of households and concludes that the empirical evidence is in agreement with the hypotheses underlying the theory of food-feed competition. Copyright 1999 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Review of Development Economics.

Volume (Year): 3 (1999)
Issue (Month): 3 (October)
Pages: 242-57

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  1. Sumon Kumar Bhaumik & Ira N. Gang & Myeong-Su Yun, 2006. "Ethnic Conflict and Economic Disparity: Serbians and Albanians in Kosovo," Departmental Working Papers 200636, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
  2. Sumon Kumar Bhaumik & Jeffrey B. Nugent, 2006. "Does Economic Uncertainty Affect the Decision to Bear Children? Evidence from East and West Germany," CEDI Discussion Paper Series 06-06, Centre for Economic Development and Institutions(CEDI), Brunel University.
  3. Sumon Bhaumik & Saul Estrin, 2003. "Why Transition Paths Differ: Russian and Chinese Enterprise Performance Compared," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 525, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
  4. Sumon Kumar Bhaumik & Ralitza Dimova, 2003. "How Important is Ownership in a Market with Level Playing Field? The Indian Banking Sector Revisited," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 2003-569, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
  5. Sumon Bhaumik & Ira Gang & Myeong-Su Yun, 2005. "Ethnic Conflict and Economic Disparity: Serbians & Albanians in Kosovo," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series wp808, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.

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