Economic techniques to estimate the demand for sustainable products: a case study for fair trade and organic coffee in the United Kingdom
The hedonic approach is used in this paper to estimate how much is paid for the fair trade/organic characteristic of the coffee in the British market. This information is later combined with the Quantity Based Demand System (QBDS) model -developed by the authors- and the Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS) (Deaton and Muellbauer, 1980) to completely determine the demand function for different coffees. The QBDS model is easier to handle and less data demanding than the AIDS model in this study. Resumen El presente artÃculo se basa en la utilizaciÃ³n del mÃ©todo hedÃ³nico para la estimaciÃ³n de la cantidad que se paga por la caracterÃstica de "OrgÃ¡nico/Comercio Justo" del cafÃ© en el mercado britÃ¡nico. La informaciÃ³n obtenida se combina despuÃ©s con el modelo Sistema de Demanda Basado en Cantidades (QBDS) - desarrollado por los autores- y el Sistema de Demanda Casi Ideal (AIDS) (Deaton and Muellbauer, 1980) para determinar por completo la funciÃ³n de demanda de los diferentes tipos de cafÃ©. El modelo QBDS es mÃ¡s sencillo en su utilizaciÃ³n y necesita de menos datos que el modelo AIDS. Palabras clave: sistemas de demanda, mÃ©todo hedÃ³nico, demanda de cafÃ©, etiquetado
Volume (Year): 04 (2004)
Issue (Month): 07 ()
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