Distributional effects in demand analysis: Observations and predictive tests

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Most previous empirical demand analyses using time series data have ignored the possible demand effect due to temporal variation in the population’s demographic structure. Following an earlier study by Lippitt, this demand effect is denoted as a distributional effect. This article summarizes results of predictive tests designed to isolate the contribution to predictive accuracy attributable to the distributional effect. Nine expenditure categories are included in the predictive tests. With the exception of two expenditure categories (house operation and house furnishing), the distributional effect was not found to contribute to predictive accuracy. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Laughhunn, DJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1970

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 65 / 330

Start / End Page

  • 576 - 585

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-274X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0162-1459

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/01621459.1970.10481105

Citation Source

  • Scopus