The Empirical Economics Letters

Volume 5, Number 1, Page 29

January 2006

ISSN 1681 8997


An Analysis of Meat Demand in Bangladesh Using the Almost Ideal Demand System


Md Abdul Wadud

Department of Economics, Rajshahi University

Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh


Abstract: Three types of meat are relevant for Bangladesh. These are beef, chicken and mutton. Meat demand in Bangladesh is studied using the Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS). All three types of meat—beef, chicken and mutton – show inelastic demand. Cross price elasticities show dominance of substitutability.


Keywords: AIDS model, Elasticities, Kronecker delta


JEL classification Number: C13, C34, D12


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