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Analysis of meat demand in the Czech Republic

Author: Bc. Karolína Dlasková
Year: 2014 - summer
Leaders: Mgr. Milan Ščasný PhD.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: Czech
Pages: 90
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Abstract: Meat and meat products form the highest share of Czech household expenditures for food. This thesis offers a complex view on the Czech meat market and studies in detail the
determinants of meat demand. A review of the most frequently used demand models is included, from which the least squares log - log model is used for empirical analysis. The core
of this thesis is the estimation of price and income elasticities of demand for various types of
meat based on statistical data of household accounts from the years 2000 – 2012. The estimates are, with the exception of the price elasticity for beef, which equals 0.13, consistent
with previous studies. Within the examined period, households manifest unitary income elasticity and own price elasticity of demand for meat equal to-1.2. The temporal evolution of
elasticities varies for different types of meat. Important socio
-demographical aspects influencing the demand for meat, such as age, education, whether the household is led by a female, and others, are also analysed


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