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The Almost Ideal Demand System: A Comparison and Application to Food Groups


  • Blanciforti, Laura Ann
  • Green, Richard


This article presents estimates of the almost Ideal demand system (AIDS) for four food groups_and compares these estimates WI~h the AIDS' own linear approximate version and the linear expenditure system The AIDS IS indirectly nonadditive and has several desirable properties, making it a Viable demand system for analyzing food commodities Its linear approximate version IS a good first-order approximation to the complete system and IS easy to estimate

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  • Blanciforti, Laura Ann & Green, Richard, 1983. "The Almost Ideal Demand System: A Comparison and Application to Food Groups," Journal of Agricultural Economics Research, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, vol. 35(3), pages 1-10, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uersja:148990
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.148990

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