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A Comparison Of Tobit And Ols Estimates Of Japanese Peanut Import Demand

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A Tobit analysis is applied to estimate Japanese peanut imports under quota restrictions for the period 1973–1988, and to assess the bias when the presence of quota is ignored by using OLS estimation. The results show that biased estimates are obtained by using OLS in the presence of quota restrictions.

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  • X. L. Wu, 1992. "A Comparison Of Tobit And Ols Estimates Of Japanese Peanut Import Demand," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 43(1), pages 38-42, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jageco:v:43:y:1992:i:1:p:38-42
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-9552.1992.tb00196.x
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    1. Özdes, Aysel & Aktas, Erkan & Koc, Ali, 1999. "Konsantre Meyve Suyu Talebinin “Tobit” Modeli Ile Analizi
      [Analysis Of Concentrated Fruit Juice Demand Using The Tobit Model]
      ," MPRA Paper 8649, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Sawyer, W. Charles & Sprinkle, Richard L., 1997. "The Demand for Imports and Exports in Japan: A Survey," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 11(2), pages 247-259, June.

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