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Fragility In Dairy Product Demand Analysis

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  • Maynard, Leigh J.
  • Liu, Deyu

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Several reasons justify the expectation of increasingly price elastic demand for dairy products. Using weekly scanner data, we find support for this hypotheses, but with wide variation in elasticity estimates across model specifications. The results demonstrate the need for more routine specification testing before basing recommendations on potentially fragile inferences.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN with number 21679.

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Keywords: dairy products; demand analysis; scanner data; Demand and Price Analysis; Livestock Production/Industries;

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  1. Davis, Christopher G. & Blayney, Donald P. & Dong, Diansheng & Yen, Steven T. & Johnson, Rachel J., 2011. "Will Changing Demographics Affect U.S. Cheese Demand?," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 43(02), May.
  2. Maynard, Leigh J., 2000. "Empirical Tests Of The Argument That Consumers Value Stable Retail Milk Prices," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, vol. 18(2).
  3. Huang, Min-Hsin & Hahn, David E. & Jones, Eugene, 2004. "Determinants Of Price Elasticities For Store Brands And National Brands Of Cheese," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20235, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  4. Huang, Min-Hsin & Hahn, David E. & Jones, Eugene, 2003. "A Socioeconomic Approach To Assessing Price Competition Between Private Labels And National Brands: The Case Of Shredded Cheese," 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada 21993, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  5. Pofahl, Geoffrey M. & Capps, Oral, Jr. & Clauson, Annette L., 2005. "Demand for Non-Alcoholic Beverages: Evidence From The ACNielsen Home Scan Panel," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI 19441, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  6. Stockton, Matthew C. & Capps, Oral, Jr., 2005. "Demand System Analysis With Emphasis On Container Sizes Of Non-Alcoholic Beverages," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI 19137, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  7. Davis, Christopher G. & Dong, Diansheng & Blayney, Donald P. & Yen, Steven T. & Stillman, Richard, 2012. "U.S. Fluid Milk Demand: A Disaggregated Approach," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 15(1).
  8. Maynard, Leigh J., 2000. "Sources Of Irreversible Consumer Demand In U.S. Dairy Products," 2000 Annual meeting, July 30-August 2, Tampa, FL 21876, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  9. Maynard, Leigh J. & Narayanan, V. Venkat, 2002. "Price Sensitivities For U.S. Frozen Dairy Products," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19781, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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