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Household food demand in Turkey: A two-step demand system approach

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  • Bilgic, Abdulbaki
  • Yen, Steven T.

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Demands for sixteen food products are investigated, using data from the Turkish Household Expenditure Survey. The linear approximate almost ideal demand system (LAIDS) is estimated with Shonkwiler and Yen’s two-step procedure. All own-price elasticities are negative and expenditure elasticities positive. Bread, other cereals, bovine, mutton, giblets, and cheese have high expenditure elasticities. Mutton, bovine, and several other protein-rich products are price elastic. Results suggest a mix of gross substitutes and complements, while net substitution is the dominant pattern. Demographic characteristics also play important roles in shaping food demand. The elasticity estimates can inform policy deliberations.

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  • Bilgic, Abdulbaki & Yen, Steven T., 2013. "Household food demand in Turkey: A two-step demand system approach," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 43(C), pages 267-277.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jfpoli:v:43:y:2013:i:c:p:267-277
    DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2013.09.004
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