Data-Analytic Techniques for Consumer Economics

  • E. A. Selvanathan


This chapter introduces a number of new data-analytic techniques which can be used in consumption economics. These techniques are useful to apply before estimating demand equations to obtain a general feel for the data and provide summary measures of the data and informal estimates of key demand parameters. The Demand Analysis Package DAP (S. Selvanathan et al., 1989) implements many of these techniques in a convenient manner.


Relative Price Income Elasticity Demand Equation Budget Share Total Alcohol 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Brewers’ Association of Canada (1986). International Survey: Alcoholic Beverage Taxation and Control Policies.Google Scholar
  2. Central Statistical Office (1973, 1985 and 1986). Annual Abstract of Statistics,London.Google Scholar
  3. Central Statistical Office (1986). Economic Trends, Annual Supplement, London.Google Scholar
  4. Clements, K.W. (1982). ‘Divisia Moments of Australian Consumption,’ Economics Letters 9: 43–8.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Clements, K.W. (1983). ‘The Demand for Energy used in Transport,’ Australian Journal of Management 8: 27–56.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Clements, K.W. and H. Theil (1978). ‘A Simple Method of Estimating Price Elasticities in International Trade,’ Economics Letters 1: 133–7.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. International Monetary Fund (1981, 1985 and 1986 ). International Financial Statistics Year Book, Washington, D.C. 20431.Google Scholar
  8. McGuinness, T. (1980). ‘An Econometric Analysis of Total Demand for Alcoholic Beverages in the U.K., 1956–75,’ Journal of Industrial Economics 29: 85–109. Published with data listing as Scottish Health Education Unit Report, 1979.Google Scholar
  9. Meisner, J.F. (1979). ‘Divisia Moments of U.S. Industry, 1947–1978,’ Economics Letters 4: 239–42.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Selvanathan, E.A. (1987). Explorations in Consumer Demand. Ph.D. thesis, Department of Economics, Murdoch University.Google Scholar
  11. Selvanathan, S. (1988). A System-Wide Analysis of International and Interregional Consumption Patterns. Ph.D. thesis, Department of Economics, The University of Western Australia.Google Scholar
  12. Selvanathan, S., K. W. Clements and E.A. Selvanathan (1989). Demand Analysis Package DAP. Economic Research Center, Department of Economics, The University of Western Australia.Google Scholar
  13. Suhm, F.E. (1979). ‘A Cross-Country Comparison Based on Divisia Variances and Covariances,’ Economics Letters 3: 89–96.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Theil, H. (1965). ‘The Information Approach to Demand Analysis,’ Econometrica 33: 67–87.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Theil, H. and K.W. Clements (1987). Applied Demand Analysis: Results from System-Wide Approaches. Cambridge, Mass.: Ballinger Publishing Co.Google Scholar
  16. Theil, H. and F.E. Suhm (1981). International ConsumptionComparisons: A System-Wide Approach. North-Holland Publishing Company.Google Scholar
  17. UK Government Statistical Services (1979–81 and 1986). U.K. National Accounts, The CSO Blue Book London.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. A. Selvanathan
    • 1
  1. 1.School of International Business RelationsGriffith UniversityAustralia

Personalised recommendations