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Title: FUNCTIONAL FORM SPECIFICATION IN THE QUARTERLY DEMAND FOR RED MEATS IN CANADA
Authors: Kulshreshtha, Surendra N.
Issue Date: 1979-12
Abstract: Most demand studies, particularly those for food products, choose somewhat arbitrarily either a linear or a log-linear functional form. Since choice of functional form has implications for elasticities and their properties over time, either form may be considered restrictive. An empirical test of functional form in the short-run (quarterly) demand for four red meats is presented in this paper. For beef demand, neither a linear nor a log-linear form is appropriate. Similarly for pork and lamb demand, a linear functional form is not appropriate, but the log-linear one is. For veal demand, although data supported both function forms, a linear form is preferred when seasonal influences are accounted for.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/32290
Institution/Association: Western Journal of Agricultural Economics>Volume 04, Number 02, December 1979
Total Pages: 10
Language: English
From Page: 89
To Page: 98
Collections:Volume 04, Number 02, December 1979

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