Welfare impacts of increasing food prices in Mexico: an application of unrestricted Engel curves and LA/EASI demand system

This paper examines the impacts of rising food prices on welfare of Mexican households by using LA/EASI demand system. Estimated welfare effects from food price increases differ considerably for two reference households. Lower-income reference household’s welfare loss, from a tortilla price increase, is two-fold that on higher-income reference household. This fact may have implications on food poverty.


Issue Date:
2013
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/143057
Total Pages:
22




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