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Explaining Demand for Organic Foods

Wier, Mette; Hansen, Lars Gårn and Smed, Sinne (2001) Explaining Demand for Organic Foods. Paper at: 11th annual EAERE Conference, Southhampton, UK, June 2001.

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Summary

We analyse the consumption of organic foods in Denmark in the late 1990s. The
aim of our study is to identify the influence of price premiums on buying propensity. The methodological approach is econometric estimation based on four-weekly observations of purchases of organic and conventional dairy products. We apply the AIDS demand system and estimate dynamic as well as static specifications, homothetic as well as nonhomothetic specifications, and furthermore specifications with and without trends. The preferred model is a homothetic, static model with a linear trend. The price elasticities estimated in our study are higher than those estimated in other studies on food demand.
In the end of the paper, we outline our current research on organic foods.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Values, standards and certification > Consumer issues
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > III.1 (COF) Consumer demand for organic foods
Deposited By: Wier, Associate Professor Mette
ID Code:67
Deposited On:03 Oct 2002
Last Modified:24 Jul 2014 10:53
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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