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Nonparametric measurement of preference changes: the case of food demand in rural China

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Taste changes in the demand for seven food items and 28 regions in rural China are identified. The results indicate a strong shift in consumers' preference against (towards) rice and tobaccos (wheat and alcohol). Considerable efforts are made in this paper to discuss possible causes of these shifts and more importantly to explore relevant policy implications.

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  • Guang Wan, 1998. "Nonparametric measurement of preference changes: the case of food demand in rural China," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 5(7), pages 433-436.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:5:y:1998:i:7:p:433-436
    DOI: 10.1080/135048598354573
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    1. Wan, Guang Hua, 2005. "Convergence in food consumption in Rural China: Evidence from household survey data," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 16(1), pages 90-102.
    2. Sofka, Wolfgang & Zimmermann, Jörg, 2008. "Regional economic stress as moderator of liability of foreignness," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 14(2), pages 155-172, June.
    3. Wolfgang Sofka & Jörg Zimmermann, 2007. "Regional Dimensions of Liability of Foreignness: Between a Rock and a Hard Place?," Papers on Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy 2007-12, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group.
    4. Liu, Hongbo & Parton, Kevin A. & Zhou, Zhang-Yue & Cox, Rod, 2009. "At-home meat consumption in China: an empirical study," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 53(4), December.
    5. Cao, Li†Juan & Tian, Wei†Ming & Wang, Ji†Min & Malcolm, Bill & Liu, Hong†Bo & Zhou, Zhang†Yue, 2013. "Recent Food Consumption Trends in China and Trade," Australasian Agribusiness Review, University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, vol. 21.
    6. Hongbo Liu & Kevin A. Parton & Zhang-Yue Zhou & Rod Cox, 2009. "At-home meat consumption in China: an empirical study ," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 53(4), pages 485-501, October.
    7. Zhou, Zhang-Yue & Tian, Wei-Ming & Liu, Xi-An & Wan, Guang-Hua, 2001. "An Issue of Debate: China’s Feedgrain Demand and Supply," 2001 Conference (45th), January 23-25, 2001, Adelaide 171980, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

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