Tests of the Chronic Shortage Hypothesis: The Case of Poland
AbstractIn the analysis of econometric disequilibrium models, it is common to test the n ull hypothesis of "equilibrium" against the "disequilibrium" alternat ive. This paper tests the null hypothesis of "all-excess-demand"-tha all observations correspond to (positive) excess demand-against the alternative that permits excess demand of either sign. The auth ors use a test due to Rogers (1984), which their Monte Carlo experime nts suggest performs well in small samples, as well as a "quasi-like lihood ratio test," which is a suggestive heuristic procedure. The da ta are from the aggregate consumption goods market in Poland 1955-80, and the paper is, thus, a test of J. Kornai's assertion that "chroni c shortage" characterizes such CPEs. The results conclusively reject the "all-excess-demand" hypothesis for the Polish case, and the Rogers test promises to be of considerable practical use. Copyright 1988 by MIT Press.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by MIT Press in its journal Review of Economics & Statistics.
Volume (Year): 70 (1988)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://mitpress.mit.edu/journals/
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- Mokhtari, M., 1996. "Savings under quantity constraints: what can we learn from former Soviet families?," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 18(5), pages 561-582, October.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Karie Kirkpatrick).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.