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Demand and choice elasticities for a separable product group

  • 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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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 108 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (August)
    Pages: 134-136

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:2:p:134-136
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