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Some issues in using unit values as prices in the estimation of own-price elasticities

Abbi Mamo Kedir

Some issues in using unit values as prices in the estimation of own-price elasticities

evidence from urban Ethiopia.

by Abbi Mamo Kedir

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Published by Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade .
Written in English


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ContributionsUniversity of Nottingham. Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade.
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To determine (P/Q) we will use the mean Price () and mean Sales (30). Therefore we have PE = * /30 = This means that an increase in the price of eggs by 1 unit will decrease the sales by units. Cross Price Elasticity. Cornelsen et al. () notably conduct meta-analyses of own price and cross price elasticities for various food products to provide estimates of these parameters by country income group. Chen et al. () also use a meta-analysis with the aim of providing estimates of price and income elasticities of food demand in China.

  Two issues that have become increasingly important while estimating the parameters of aggregate demand functions to study firm behavior are the endogeneity of marketing activities (typically, price) and heterogeneity across consumers in the market under consideration. Ignoring these issues in the estimation of the demand function parameters . A systematic review of food price elasticities (PEs) has been published 20 (data period: to ), and some countries have relatively high-quality data on cross-price elasticities (CPEs), including the United Kingdom. 39 The latter source has been used in modeling studies of pricing interventions for public health purposes. 11,45 Other.

price-cost margin is inversely related to the firm’s price elasticity of demand. (If you have forgotten this, go back and reread Chapter 10 of Pindyck & Rubinfeld, Microeconomics.) But how does one obtain an estimate of the firm’s price elasticity of demand? We will see how this can be done using the simple Cournot model. It is the purpose of this note to add some eco-nomic considerations to the growing literature on drug use by offering some estimates of the price and expenditure elasticities of demand for mari-juana. The Sample and the Data The data were gathered through the use of an anonymous mail questionnaire. Out of the respondents, per cent.


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Some issues in using unit values as prices in the estimation of own-price elasticities by Abbi Mamo Kedir Download PDF EPUB FB2

Enter the password to open this PDF file: Cancel OK. File name:. Some issues in using unit values as prices in the estimation of own-price elasticities: Evidence from urban Ethiopia.

By Abbi Mamo Kedir. Download PDF ( KB) Topics: ddc Author: Abbi Mamo Kedir. In Sub-Saharan Africa, estimation of price elasticities using budget surveys is almost non-existent.

In this study, own- and cross- price elasticities have been estimated from spatial variation in prices for six food groups using the Ethiopian Urban Household Survey. Following earlier work, we relate budget shares and unit values (i.e., the ratio of total.

When estimation procedures are used that correct for the biases caused by unit values, the own-price elasticities of both beef () and chicken () are smaller than in previous studies.

This difference is consistent with the theoretical literature, which suggests that using unit values instead of prices makes own-price elasticities too. Using unit values to estimate demand systems in these circumstances would induce a correlation between individual shares and individual unit values and could lead to important biases in the estimation of price elasticities.

Such issues are especially relevant when using unit values that vary across by: We use data from the Living Costs and Food Survey from to and estimate a Heckman correction model in order to distinguish between zero observations caused by price and non-price.

The value of measuring in percentage terms is that the units of measurement do not play a role in the value of the measurement and thus allows direct comparison between elasticities.

As an example, if the price of gasoline increased say 50 cents from an initial price of $ and generated a decline in monthly consumption for a consumer from South, while the estimated own-price elasticities were in the North and in the South. Finally, Niimi () examined the robustness of Deaton’s method to correct the bias from using unit values as proxies for missing market prices (Deaton ), using the.

Good Cross-price elasticities of demand Air-conditioning units and kilowatts of electricity Coke and Pepsi + High-fuel-consuming sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) and gasoline McDonald’s burgers and Burger King burgers + Butter and margarine + a.

Explain the sign of each of the cross-price elasticities. Method. The estimation of own-price elasticities of SSB and non-SSB, in addition to the respective income elasticities (i.e. the percentage increase in demand in the context of a percentage increase in total household income, proxied by household budget) and cross-price elasticities (i.e.

percentage increase in the demand for a given good when the price of. A systematic review of food price elasticities (PEs) has been published20 (data period: to ), and some countries have relatively high-quality data on cross-price elasticities (CPEs), including the United Kingdom The latter source has been used in modeling studies of pricing interventions for public health purposes,45 Other.

However, unit values also contain price information which can be captured and made use of in estimating price elasticities. A theoretical model was developed by Deaton (, ), wherein consistent estimation of price elasticities was made possible with the spatial variation in unit values from survey data.

as the elasticity of unit value with respect to total household expenditure (or income); see also J. Cramer (). One immediate consequence of this analy- sis is that, insofar as unit values reflect qual- ity as well as genuine price variation, they are chosen by consumers just as are quanti- ties.

The regression of quantity on unit value. Notice from Fig. 1(a) that the supply and demand elasticities can take on any value, but given one elasticity there is a unique solution for the other. Suppose for instance that we knew that the supply of British suits is perfectly inelastic (Θ = 0).

Then plugging Θ = 0 into Eq. yields β = b r = − We can thus use Eq. Using arbitrary values on these characteristics, Gillen et al. () scored the studies and reported a range of own-price elasticities or fare elasticities based on estimates in.

Economies and diseconomies of scale in cost of production, Long run equilibrium relationship between non- stationary time series variables, Degree of disequilibrium between short run and long run values etc., have to be empirically measured using relevant data points to scan the sign and size. All food has positive expenditure elasticities and negative own-price elasticities.

Rice has mean expenditure elasticity of and mean own-price elasticity of − Using the estimated elasticities, the study finds that when rice prices increase by 20 percent, average household welfare rises by percent, yet it is important to note.

might focus on the income and price elasticities of quantity and quality + (6) In In pn so that (5) of own- and cross-price elasticities of quantities, then, differentiating (I) with respect to In PH, we have elasticities of the unit values; if price were to.

time and as such, need to be considered in evaluating the price and income elasticities estimated from a pooling model. Most recently, Sloan et al., () found an own price elasticity of and income elasticity of applying a two.

prices during and the early part of has further encouraged power plant operators to use combined‐cycle units to fulfill baseload power demand, displacing some.

If Ped = 1 (i.e. the % change in demand is exactly the same as the % change in price), then demand is unit elastic. A 15% rise in price would lead to a 15% contraction in demand leaving total spending the same at each price level.

If Ped > 1, then demand responds more than proportionately to a change in price i.e. demand is elastic. For example.Problem: If Neil's elasticity of demand for hot dogs is constantlyand he buys 4 hot dogs when the price is $ per hot dog, how many will he buy when the price is $ per hot dog?

This time, we are using elasticity to find quantity, instead of the other way around. We will use the same formula, plug in what we know, and solve from there.effect of price increase on demand is estimated using the concept of price elasticity, as price is the final value confronting the consumers.

However, the tax component can be used as a proxy or instrument for retail price. Then the relationship .