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Demand elasticities for food products in Brazil: a two-stage budgeting system

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  • Tatiane Menezes
  • Carlos Azzoni
  • Fernando Silveira

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The object of this article is to estimate demand elasticities for a basket of staple food important for providing the caloric needs of Brazilian households. These elasticities are useful in the measurement of the impact of structural reforms on poverty. A two-stage demand system was constructed, based on data from Household Expenditure Surveys (POF) produced by IBGE (The Brazilian Bureau of Statistics) in 1987/88 and 1995/96. We have used panel data to estimate the model, and have calculated income, own-price, and cross-price elasticities for eight groups of goods and services and, in the second stage, for 11 sub groups of staple food products. We estimated those elasticities for the whole sample of consumers and for two income groups.

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  • Tatiane Menezes & Carlos Azzoni & Fernando Silveira, 2008. "Demand elasticities for food products in Brazil: a two-stage budgeting system," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(19), pages 2557-2572.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:40:y:2008:i:19:p:2557-2572
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840600970187
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    1. Tatiane Menezes & Fernando Gaiger Silveira & Luís Carlos G. Magalhães & Bernardo P. Campolina Diniz, 2003. "Elasticidade Renda dos Produtos Alimentares no Brasil e Regiões Metropolitanas: uma Aplicação dos Micro-Dados da POF 1995/96," Anais do XXXI Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 31st Brazilian Economics Meeting] e43, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pós-Graduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
    2. L. Alan Winters, 2000. "Trade Liberalisation and Poverty," PRUS Working Papers 07, Poverty Research Unit at Sussex, University of Sussex.
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