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Fragility In Dairy Product Demand Analysis

  • Maynard, Leigh J.
  • Liu, Deyu

Several reasons justify the expectation of increasingly price elastic demand for dairy products. Using weekly scanner data, we find support for this hypotheses, but with wide variation in elasticity estimates across model specifications. The results demonstrate the need for more routine specification testing before basing recommendations on potentially fragile inferences.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN with number 21679.

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Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea99:21679
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