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The EASI Demand System : Evidence from China Household


  • Song, Ze
  • Li, Lianyou
  • Ma, Chao


We have applied the Exact Affine Stone Index(EASI) implicit Marshallian demand system ,invented by Lewbel and Pendakur (2009),and iterate three stage least squares to analysis Chinese household consumer demand in urban area.Our results show a demand system rank to equal five support the conclusion of Lewbel and Pendakur(2009), and the applicability of the model with or without interaction terms. Heterogeneity demographic characteristics and price effect Chinese household consumer demand system in urban area. From 1995 to 2007, the ratio of food and transportation-communication in total expenditure decrease ,and other expenditure ratio increase.

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  • Song, Ze & Li, Lianyou & Ma, Chao, 2013. "The EASI Demand System : Evidence from China Household," MPRA Paper 48435, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:48435

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    Engel curves; The EASI Demand System; Chinese Household;

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    • D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis

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