THE DEMAND FOR BUTTER, MARGARINE, AND OILS: A NONPARAMETRIC TEST FOR EVIDENCE OF STRUCTURAL CHANGE

The objective of this study was to determine whether structural change in the demand for butter, margarine, and salad and cooking oils occurred between 1967 and 1986. A nonparametric method, which does not require that a functional form be imposed on the data, was used to test for violations from stable, well-behaved preferences. Violations were found, but they were small in magnitude. Therefore, the results failed to show strong evidence that consumption patterns for butter, margarine, and oils were inconsistent with stable preferences.


Issue Date:
1991-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/30044
Published in:
Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 23, Number 2
Page range:
59-63
Total Pages:
5




 Record created 2017-04-01, last modified 2017-04-04

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)