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The Silence Bleating! of the Lambdas: Comment


  • Jeffrey T. LaFrance


Alston and Chalfant&s least squares test for functional form is biased. A valid test is derived for both univariate and multivariate regression models. An estimation method to account for endogenous left- and right-hand-side current-period budget shares in the Rotterdam and LA-AIDS models is presented. Alston and Chalfant&s strenuous rejection of the LA-AIDS model in favor of the Rotterdam model is not supported by their data. Copyright 1998, Oxford University Press.

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  • Jeffrey T. LaFrance, 1998. "The Silence Bleating! of the Lambdas: Comment," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 80(1), pages 221-230.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:80:y:1998:i:1:p:221-230

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    3. Holt, Matthew T., 2002. "Inverse demand systems and choice of functional form," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 46(1), pages 117-142, January.
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