Journal Article

The Logic of Testing Structural Change in Meat Demand: A Methodological Analysis and Appraisal

George C. Davis

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Published on behalf of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Volume 79, issue 4, pages 1186-1192
Published in print November 1997 | ISSN: 0002-9092
Published online November 1997 | e-ISSN: 1467-8276 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1244276
The Logic of Testing Structural Change in Meat Demand: A Methodological Analysis and Appraisal

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In the past two decades, the profession has expended valuable resources testing structural change in meat demand with mixed results. Overlooked to date is a fundamental methodological problem that transcends all methods of testing for structural change. In this study, a methodological framework is used to show that there is no valid test of structural change. Because of this result, additional criteria from the methodology literature are used to evaluate the literature on structural change in meat demand and to provide suggestions for fertile areas of future research.

Keywords: demand; logic; methodology; Popper-Duhem dilemma; structural change; C520; Q110

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Subjects: Econometric Modelling ; Agricultural Economics

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