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The Logic of Testing Structural Change in Meat Demand: A Methodological Analysis and Appraisal

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  • George C. Davis

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In the past two decades, the profession has expended valuable resources testing structural change in meat demand with mixed results. Overlooked to date is a fundamental methodological problem that transcends all methods of testing for structural change. In this study, a methodological framework is used to show that there is no valid test of structural change. Because of this result, additional criteria from the methodology literature are used to evaluate the literature on structural change in meat demand and to provide suggestions for fertile areas of future research. Copyright 1997, Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its journal American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 79 (1997)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 1186-1192

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Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:79:y:1997:i:4:p:1186-1192

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  1. Holt, Matthew T. & Balagtas, Joseph V., 2009. "Estimating Structural Change with Smooth Transition Regressions: an Application to Meat Demand," MPRA Paper 15331, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Zhen, Chen & Wohlgenant, Michael K., 2005. "Meat Demand under Rational Habit Persistence," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI 19145, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  3. William G. Tomek & Harry M. Kaiser, 1999. "On improving econometric analyses of generic advertising impacts," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 15(4), pages 485-500.
  4. Tomek, William G., 2000. "Commodity Prices Revisited," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 29(2), October.
  5. Davis, George C., 2004. "The Structure of Models: Understanding Theory Reduction and Testing with a Production Example," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 29(01), April.
  6. Hussein, Zekarias & Rodriguez, Nestor & Eales, James S., 2013. "STARs with the GIDDS: Smooth Transition Functions and Structural Change," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 150755, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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