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The demand for meat in Egypt: An almost ideal estimation

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  • Alboghdady, Mohamed Altabei
  • Alashry, Mohamed Khairy

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This paper analyzes the demand for meat in Egypt for the period 1990–2005 using the linearized Almost Ideal Demand System to estimate own-price, cross-price and expenditure elasticities. It found that the Marshallian own-price elasticity was the highest for fish, followed by chicken, beef and duck. On the other hand, the crossprice elasticity of beef showed a complementary relationship with the other meat types, except for fish, which is substitutive. Chicken and fish showed a substitutive relationship with all other meat types. Duck showed a substitutive relationship with all meats except rabbit. Mutton and rabbit showed a versatile relationship with the other meat types. The highest substitutive relationship was between mutton and beef. Compensated own-price elasticity estimates showed similar trends but smaller values than uncompensated ones, which is theoretically consistent

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  • Alboghdady, Mohamed Altabei & Alashry, Mohamed Khairy, 2010. "The demand for meat in Egypt: An almost ideal estimation," Journal of Cooperatives, NCERA-210, vol. 4(1), March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jlcoop:93884
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    3. Mailu, S.K & Muhammad, L & Wanyoike, M.M & Mwanza, R.N., 2012. "Rabbit meat consumption in Kenya," MPRA Paper 41517, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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