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Explaining Changes in Italian Consumption of Meat: Parametric and Non-parametric Analysis

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  • Dono, Gabriele
  • Thompson, Gary

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Lewbel's composite model for comparing the AIDS and Translog demand systems is estimated using Italian meat-consumption data. Preliminary non-parametric diagnoses suggest that exogenous shifters of price and expenditure need not be introduced into a parametric model. By contrast, the parametric analysis demonstrates that demographic shifters can account for substantial changes in patterns of meat consumption. Although a parametric model without demographic variables performs adequately, likelihood ratio tests substantiate that an AIDS model with demographic variables performs even better. Copyright 1994 by Oxford University Press.

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  • Dono, Gabriele & Thompson, Gary, 1994. "Explaining Changes in Italian Consumption of Meat: Parametric and Non-parametric Analysis," European Review of Agricultural Economics, Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 21(2), pages 175-198.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:erevae:v:21:y:1994:i:2:p:175-98
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    1. Molina Chueca, José Alberto, 1997. "Estimación de la estructura Intertemporal de la demanda de alimentos en España," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 7, pages 67-77, Junio.
    2. Karagiannis, G. & Katranidis, S. & Velentzas, K., 2000. "An error correction almost ideal demand system for meat in Greece," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, pages 29-35.
    3. Diotallevi, Francesco, 2010. "L’analisi della domanda degli oli extravergine d’oliva in Italia Un’applicazione del modello A.I.D.S
      [The analysis of the demand for extra virgin olive oil in Italy An application of the AIDSmodel]
      ," MPRA Paper 41469, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Beach, Robert H. & Kuchler, Fred & Leibtag, Ephraim S. & Zhen, Chen, 2008. "The Effects of Avian Influenza News on Consumer Purchasing Behavior: A Case Study of Italian Consumers' Retail Purchases," Economic Research Report 56477, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    5. Karagiannis, G. & Katranidis, S. & Velentzas, K., 2000. "An error correction almost ideal demand system for meat in Greece," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, pages 29-35.

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