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Food Demand Matrix in an Approximate Linear Expenditure System


  • Kozo Sasaki
  • Yoshikiyo Saegusa


The demand system or matrix for food commodities and commodity groups in Japan is constructed. A demand matrix is obtained by an alternative version of the linear expenditure system, implying a practical and convenient approximation to Powell's system. Indicators of goodness of fit are quite high for the system developed.

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  • Kozo Sasaki & Yoshikiyo Saegusa, 1974. "Food Demand Matrix in an Approximate Linear Expenditure System," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 56(2), pages 263-270.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:56:y:1974:i:2:p:263-270.

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    1. Dyck, John H., 1988. "Demand For Meats In Japan: A Review And An Update Of Elasticity Estimates," Staff Reports 278048, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

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