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Estimating a Demand System with Seasonally Differenced Data

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  • Harri, Ardian
  • Muhammad, Andrew
  • Anderson, John D.

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Researchers estimating demand systems have often used annual data even though monthly or quarterly data are available. Monthly data may be avoided because with monthly data it becomes more difficult to specify seasonality, autocorrelation is more likely to be significant, and there is a greater chance of finding significant dynamics in demand. This paper shows how to obtain consistent and asymptotically efficient estimates of a demand system using seasonal differenced data. It also shows that several alternative estimators are either inefficient or implausible for demand systems.

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  • Harri, Ardian & Muhammad, Andrew & Anderson, John D., 2008. "Estimating a Demand System with Seasonally Differenced Data," 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida 6427, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    Demand and Price Analysis;

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    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • Q11 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness

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