Structural Changes in Chinese Food Preferences

The article tests for structural food preference change in urban China using province-level panel data from 2002 to 2010. We employ the Generalized Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System to represent consumer preferences and estimate demand for seven food groups in a dynamic setting. This relaxes many of the restrictions on the demand models used in the literature on structural preference change. Our findings suggest that Chinese food preferences are continuing to evolve.


Issue Date:
Aug 12 2012
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/125978
Page range:
2-23
Total Pages:
22
JEL Codes:
D12
Series Statement:
Selected Paper
571




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