Tey, (John) Yeong-Sheng and Shamsudin, Mad Nasir and Mohamed, Zainalabidin and Abdullah, Amin Mahir and Radam, Alias (2008): Emerging food demand behaviors in Malaysia: Incorporating quality effects in demand analyses.
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In this study, the focus is on analyzing food demand behaviors in Malaysia. To be more specific, this study intends to estimate demand elasticities for twelve food categories with incorporation of food quality effects in the demand analyses. This study analyses the data from the Household Expenditure Survey 2004/2005 by Linear Approximate Almost Ideal Demand System (LA/AIDS) and unit value function. The estimated expenditure elasticities indicate that there will be growing demand for all the food categories, especially meat, fish, vegetables, oils and fats, and fruits. The own-price elasticities for rice, eggs, beverage, and oils & fats are more elastic than the rest of the food categories. This study also shows that there is quality effect in food demand.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Emerging food demand behaviors in Malaysia: Incorporating quality effects in demand analyses|
|Keywords:||Food, demand behaviors. quality effects, demand analysis|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q11 - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices|
|Depositing User:||(John) Yeong-Sheng TEY|
|Date Deposited:||25. Apr 2009 02:15|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 12:05|
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