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Incorporating Nutrients In Food Demand Analysis

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  • Lee, Jonq-Ying
  • Brown, Mark G.
  • Chung, Rebecca H.
  • Chiang, Frank F.

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Two levels version of the Rotterdam demand systems were developed using utility theory with additional nutrient variables. Income, price, and nutrient demand elasticities were estimated. Results show that some nutrients are important factors in determining the demand for food items.

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  • Lee, Jonq-Ying & Brown, Mark G. & Chung, Rebecca H. & Chiang, Frank F., 1998. "Incorporating Nutrients In Food Demand Analysis," 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT 20960, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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