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A Matrix Of Demand Elasticities For Fresh Fruit

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  • Price, David W.
  • Mittelhammer, Ronald C.

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A matrix of direct, cross and income demand elasticities at farm level for 14 fresh fruits was estimated using the mixed estimation technique. Prior estimates were derived from past research and application of the symmetry relation, cross induction and subjective judgment. There were no statistically significant conflicts between the sample and prior information. Even though estimation efficiency increased with the mixed technique, only a limited number of cross elasticities could be estimated.

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  • Price, David W. & Mittelhammer, Ronald C., 1979. "A Matrix Of Demand Elasticities For Fresh Fruit," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 4(01), July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32427
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    1. Pasour, E.C., Jr., 1965. "An Analysis of Intraseasonal Apple Price Movements," Agricultural Economics Research, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, issue 1.
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    1. Xiao-Yun Gao & A. Desmond O'Rourke, 1992. "Demand analysis of the Pacific Coast pear industry," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 8(4), pages 323-333.
    2. Catherine Durham & James Eales, 2010. "Demand elasticities for fresh fruit at the retail level," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 42(11), pages 1345-1354.
    3. Florkowski, Wojciech J. & Carew, Richard, 2011. "An Analysis of Price Determination in the Sweet Cherry Markets of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 114352, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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