Vraaganalyse voor landbouwproducten uit tijdreeksen : met een toepassing op de slamarkt

M.T.G. Meulenberg

    Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


    The study provides a critical evaluation on the theory of demand analysis and an empirical appraisal of the Dutch lettuce market.

    A chapter on economic demand theory gives a critical survey of possible models of the demand function, their properties and usefulness for empirical research. The next chapter discusses some characteristics of agricultural products and markets of importance for a correct specification of the demand function. Chapter four discusses some statistical methods of estimating the demand function. This treatment is based on the use of vector spaces in statistical problems as developed by Kuiper (1952). Chapter five examines some well known demand studies made in the USA. In particular it was observed that in almost all studies the elasticities estimated by the limited-information method were greater than thoso estimated by the least-squares method.

    Chapter six analyses the Dutch lettuce market. The many quantitative results on the influence of different factors on price and demand for lettuce showed that expansion of lettuce production would be profitable only during the period November-March when export opportunities were good.

    Original languageDutch
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Thurlings, T.L.M., Promotor, External person
    • Kuiper, N.H., Co-promotor, External person
    Award date22 Jun 1962
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    Publication statusPublished - 1962


    • lactuca sativa
    • lettuces
    • trade
    • economic situation
    • economic production

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