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Demand and choice elasticities for a separable product group

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  • Smith, Brett
  • Abdoolakhan, Zeenat
  • Taplin, John

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Demand elasticities are derived from choice elasticities for a separable group of close substitutes. The example shows that choice and ordinary elasticities are similar for minor group members but radically different for the dominant member.

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  • Smith, Brett & Abdoolakhan, Zeenat & Taplin, John, 2010. "Demand and choice elasticities for a separable product group," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 108(2), pages 134-136, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:2:p:134-136
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    1. Truong, Truong P. & Hensher, David A., 2012. "Linking discrete choice to continuous demand within the framework of a computable general equilibrium model," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 46(9), pages 1177-1201.
    2. INOSE Junya, 2016. "Loyalty and Consumption: A CES representation," Discussion papers 16058, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).

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