Cross-country food consumption patterns: theory and measurement

Hai Yan Liu

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Abstract

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of goods and services available to consumers. This thesis shows how consumption patterns can be analysed econometrically with a large number of goods. A three-level system is employed for the 25 food items whereby consumers (in over 140 countries) allocate expenditure between (i) food and non-food; (ii) the major food groups; and (iii) food items within each group. A reverse-engineering approach is used to recover the conventional (unconditional) effects of income and prices on consumption that allow group expenditures to vary. Additionally, we use a similar two-level system for the demand for beer, wine and spirits.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Clements, Kenneth, Supervisor
  • Lan, Yihui, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date24 Apr 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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Food consumption patterns
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Consumption patterns
Reverse engineering
Wine
Income

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Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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