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The Almost Ideal Demand System: A Comparison and Application to Food Groups

Laura Ann Blanciforti and Richard Green

Journal of Agricultural Economics Research, 1983, vol. 35, issue 3, 10

Abstract: This article presents estimates of the almost Ideal demand system (AIDS) for four food groups_and compares these estimates WI~h the AIDS' own linear approximate version and the linear expenditure system The AIDS IS indirectly nonadditive and has several desirable properties, making it a Viable demand system for analyzing food commodities Its linear approximate version IS a good first-order approximation to the complete system and IS easy to estimate

Keywords: Demand and Price Analysis; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1983
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.148990

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