Testing an IV method for reducing quality bias in demand systems estimations

Vigani, Mauro ORCID: 0000-0003-2442-7976 and Dudu, Hasan (2023) Testing an IV method for reducing quality bias in demand systems estimations. Applied Economics Letters, 30 (21). pp. 3034-3038. doi:10.1080/13504851.2022.2118958

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Price elasticities of substitution estimated with demand systems and household survey data might suffer of an endogeneity bias due to measurement errors and unobserved quality substitution. The paper compares Deaton’s and Cox and Wohlgenant’s approaches commonly used to reduce this bias with a method based on instrumental variables. The test is conducted on selected food and beverage goods inVietnam. Price elasticities not corrected for quality substitution obtained with standard market prices are used as a benchmark. Results show that the instrumental variable method significantly reduces the endogeneity bias and performs better than the compared methods. Moreover, it is based on fewer assumptions and controls for measurement errors. Its main limitations are that it still implicitly assumes that price changes have no impact on quality and that it relies on identifying suitable instruments.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Price elasticity; Quality substitution; QUAIDS; Instrumental variable; Endogeneity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Anna Kerr
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2022 12:39
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2024 04:15
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/11538

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