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A System of Demand Equations Satisfying Effectively Global Curvature Conditions

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  • Cooper, Russel J
  • McLaren, Keith R
  • Parameswaran, Priya

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The MPIGLOG specification of an indirect utility function allows a parametric representation in terms of expenditure and two unit cost functions. An appropriate specification of these unit cost functions resolves the conflict between the need for flexibility and satisfaction of curvature restrictions by allowing the use of a flexible unit cost function that satisfies curvature conditions for all positive prices. The resulting demand system will then satisfy curvature restrictions over a wide range of prices and expenditures and, hence, allow policy conclusions consistent with the restrictions of economic theory. Copyright 1994 by The Economic Society of Australia.

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  • Cooper, Russel J & McLaren, Keith R & Parameswaran, Priya, 1994. "A System of Demand Equations Satisfying Effectively Global Curvature Conditions," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 70(208), pages 26-35, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:70:y:1994:i:208:p:26-35
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    1. Alan A. Powell & Keith R. McLaren & K.R. Pearson & Maureen T.Rimmer, 2002. "Cobb-Douglas Utility - Eventually!," Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Working Papers ip-80, Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre.
    2. William Barnett & Meenakshi Pasupathy, 2003. "Regularity of the Generalized Quadratic Production Model: A Counterexample," Econometric Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(2), pages 135-154.
    3. Keith R. McLaren & Ou Yang, 2016. "A class of demand systems satisfying global regularity and having complete rank flexibility," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 51(1), pages 315-337, August.
    4. Abiodun Elijah Obayelu & V.O. Okoruwa & O.I.Y. Ajani, 2009. "Cross-sectional analysis of food demand in the North Central, Nigeria: The quadratic almost ideal demand system (QUAIDS) approach," China Agricultural Economic Review, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 1(2), pages 173-193, January.
    5. Maureen T. Rimmer & Alan A. Powell, 1994. "Engel Flexibility in Household Budget Studies: Non-parametric Evidence versus Standard Functional Forms," Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Working Papers op-79, Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre.

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