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On endogeneity of consumer expenditures in the estimation of households demand system

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  • Timofeeva, Anastasiia

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The paper analyzes one case of the endogeneity problem, namely, the presence of measurement error in consumer expenditures by estimation of the demand system according to the household sample surveys. Based on factor analysis a novel approach is proposed and tested. It allows weakening the bias of demand elasticity estimates and does not require additional information (instrumental variables, repeated observations). Its advantage is the possibility of estimating the parameters of the true consumer expenditures distribution which give an idea of the distortion degree of information on the population expenditures.

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  • Timofeeva, Anastasiia, 2015. "On endogeneity of consumer expenditures in the estimation of households demand system," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 37(1), pages 87-106.
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    Keywords

    endogenous regressor; measurement error; consumer expenditures; income elasticity of demand; factor analysis; method of instrumental variables.;

    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution

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