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Nesting quadratic logarithmic demand systems

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  • Lyssiotou, Panayiota
  • Pashardes, Panos
  • Stengos, Thanasis

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We propose a new generalised rank-3 demand system which nests all known (and new) rank-3 and rank-2 demand systems derived from the Quadratic Logarithmic (QL) cost function. We investigate its statistical adequacy against commonly en-countered alternatives using U.K. household data.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 76 (2002)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 369-374

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  1. Maria Erlinda M. Mutuc & Suwen Pan & Roderick M. Rejesus, 2007. "Household vegetable demand in the Philippines: Is there an urban-rural divide?," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 23(4), pages 511-527.
  2. Toshinobu Matsuda, 2006. "Linear approximations to the quadratic almost ideal demand system," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 31(3), pages 663-675, September.
  3. Pashardes, Panos & Pashourtidou, Nicoletta & Zachariadis, Theodoros, 2014. "Estimating welfare aspects of changes in energy prices from preference heterogeneity," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 58-66.
  4. Lyssiotou, Panayiota, 2012. "Demographics and demand: Evaluation of alternative functional forms," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(3), pages 627-631.
  5. Rangkakulnuwat, Poomthan & Wang, H. Holly & Ahn, Sung K., 2007. "The inverse imported factor demand system in Thailand: A cointegration analysis," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 94(3), pages 402-407, March.

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