Price elasticities of food demand: compensated vs uncompensated

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Two recent studies have provided a comprehensive review/summary of a large number of estimates of the price elasticity of food consumption using a meta-regression approach. In this letter, we introduce a way of removing the income effect from these elasticities to recover the compensated elasticities. Although the income effect is small, the compensated elasticities vary by income group. Both types of elasticity should possibly be considered when assessing the impact of policy changes on food consumption. Copyright (c) 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
JournalHealth Economics
Issue number11
Early online date2 Sep 2015
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016

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