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Estimating engel curves : a generalisation of the P-Tobit model

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Cross-section demand relationships are usually estimated using data from short-duration expenditure surveys. The interpretation of such observations is not straightforward, since a zero recorded expenditure may understate true demand and a positive expenditure overstates demand. Deaton and Irish have recently proposed and applied the P- Tobit technique to deal with this problem, but with little success. The present paper specifies a generalisation of their model and applies alternative estimators to two different sets of UK survey data.

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  • Stephen Pudney, 1988. "Estimating engel curves : a generalisation of the P-Tobit model," Finnish Economic Papers, Finnish Economic Association, vol. 1(2), pages 129-147, Autumn.
  • Handle: RePEc:fep:journl:v:1:y:1988:i:2:p:129-147
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