Title

Numeraire choice in agricultural supply analysis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-20-2005

Abstract

Should the choice of numeraire price for modelling profit functions be arbitrary, or is more careful study needed? Here, the choice of numeraire is examined using tests for models specification and out-of-sample predictive accuracy based on the crop and livestock data obtained from Iowa. The results of this study indicate that, for this data set and functional form, it does indeed make a difference which numeraire you choose. This is in contrast to previous studies which, in general, indicated that the choice of numeraire equation is arbitrary or, more commonly, offered no justification for the netput chosen. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Applied Economics

First Page

1209

Last Page

1214

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