Dynamics and Long-run Structure in U.S. Meat Demand

T. Kesavan, Zuhair A. Hassan, Helen H. Jensen, Stanley R. Johnson
April 1988  [88-WP 38]

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Kesavan, T., Z.A. Hassan, H.H. Jensen, and S.R. Johnson. 1988. "Dynamics and Long-run Structure in U.S. Meat Demand." Working paper 88-WP 38. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.


Empirical analysis, based on a general dynamic Almost Ideal Demand System, shows the commonly used autoregressive and partial adjustment processes are restrictive to meat demand data. This study derives a linear specification in levels form to investigate dynamics in a general framework. Merging a long-run steady state structure with short-run dynamics results in consistent and robust long-run demand elasticities.

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