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Seasonality and unit roots: the demand for fruits

  • Arnade, Carlos
  • Pick, Daniel

We apply seasonal unit root tests to apple and pear price and quantity data. We then develop a method for testing shifts in amplitude andjor phase of the seasonal cycles. The results have implications to econometric specifications of models which use short-run data (quarterly, monthly).

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Article provided by Blackwell in its journal Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 18 (1998)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 53-62

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Handle: RePEc:eee:agecon:v:18:y:1998:i:1:p:53-62
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