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Title: Testing alternative dynamic specifications: an application to meat demand in Belgium
Authors: PEETERS, Ludo
Surry, Y
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
Citation: APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS, 4(12). p. 745-749
Abstract: This letter examines alternative specifications of dynamic adjustment in the context of a linear approximate AIDS model of the demand for meat in Belgium. The model also incorporates demographic variables to account for structural changes in consumer preferences. Using a general first-order ECM specification as a unifying analytical framework, several tests are performed in an attempt to validate the preferred dynamic model specification. The results indicate that the widely-used dynamic model with one adjustment parameter (diagonal adjustment matrix) as well as the autoregressive and static models are strongly rejected by the data. The proposed symmetric specification of dynamic adjustment presents a viable alternative.
Notes: Limburgs Univ Ctr, Fac Appl Econ, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. INRA, Ctr Rennes, F-35042 Rennes, France.Peeters, L, Limburgs Univ Ctr, Fac Appl Econ, Univ Campus, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/3277
ISI #: 000071068500007
ISSN: 1350-4851
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 1999
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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