[Autom. eng. transl.] The recognition of the central role of the consumer, and to some extent of the market, is one of the main problems of the agri-food system, above all in consideration of the intensification of competition and the growing opening of the markets. The analysis of the final demand for food is therefore able to provide cognitive elements of strategic importance for the system as a whole, directing agricultural policy, production choices and marketing strategies in the marketing and distribution of products; this explains the high interest of the economists of the sector in these fields of investigation. This volume addresses the main problems of the classical analysis of the demand in a systemic perspective. Starting from the presentation of the theoretical foundations, it goes on to highlight some particularly relevant aspects for the empirical analysis of the demand for food products: the topic of aggregation between individuals and goods, with particular attention to the role played by the separability of preferences; the problem of empirical specification, within dual models and flexible functional forms; the empirical aspects related to the estimation of models with different econometric investigation techniques; the extension of models to take into account the demographic aspects and the role of quality and non-price factors, and the analysis of well-being; the use of alternative specifications of demand models (inverse, mixed and rationed systems).
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Demand analysis - Theory and methods|
|Number of pages||282|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Name||STUDI DI ECONOMIA AGRO-ALIMENTARE|
- analisi della domanda
- teoria della domanda