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Demand analyses of food in Malaysia: Effects of model specification and demographic variables

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  • Tey, (John) Yeong-Sheng
  • Shamsudin, Mad Nasir
  • Mohamed, Zainalabidin
  • Abdullah, Amin Mahir
  • Radam, Alias

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Demand analyses of food are deemed important to provide up-to-date indications of the demand behavior in future. This study is to determine which the model specification, as well as analyze the effects of demographic and socio-economic factors on of food demand in Malaysia. Household Expenditure Survey 2004/2005 data is analyzed by using Working Leser, Linear Engel model (LEM), Quadratic Engel model (QEM), and Linear Approximate Demand System (LA/AIDS). The empirical shows that LEM and QEM provide better results, in term of adjusted R2 and rationality of expenditure elasticities. Also, demographic variables improve the performance of all the selected models.

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  • Tey, (John) Yeong-Sheng & Shamsudin, Mad Nasir & Mohamed, Zainalabidin & Abdullah, Amin Mahir & Radam, Alias, 2008. "Demand analyses of food in Malaysia: Effects of model specification and demographic variables," MPRA Paper 15063, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    demand analyses; food; Malaysia; expenditure elasticity;

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    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • Q11 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices

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