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Estimation of Household Demand Systems Using Unit Value Data

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  • Preston, Ian
  • Laisney, François
  • Crawford, Ian A.

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We develop a method for estimation of price reactions using unit value data which exploits the implicit links between quantity and unit value choices. This allows us to combine appealing Engel curve specifications with a model of unit value determination in a way which is consistent with demand theory, unlike methods hitherto prominent in the literature. The method is applied to Czech data.

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  • Preston, Ian & Laisney, François & Crawford, Ian A., 1997. "Estimation of Household Demand Systems Using Unit Value Data," ZEW Discussion Papers 97-06, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:zewdip:7131
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    1. Lahatte, Agenor & Miquel, Ruth & Laisney, Francois & Preston, Ian, 1998. "Demand systems with unit values:: A comparison of two specifications," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 58(3), pages 281-290, March.
    2. Petr Janský, 2014. "Consumer Demand System Estimation and Value Added Tax Reforms in the Czech Republic," Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a uver), Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, vol. 64(3), pages 246-273, June.
    3. Agénor Lahatte, 2010. "Autocorrélation spatiale et modèle de demande traitant des valeurs unitaires," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 193(2), pages 101-117.
    4. Lahatte, Agenor, 2003. "Restrictions on the autoregressive parameters of share systems with spatial dependence," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 78(2), pages 225-229, February.

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    Keywords

    Consumer demand; unit values; quality;

    JEL classification:

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

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