The demand for calories in Turkey


Halicioglu F.

IKTISAT ISLETME VE FINANS, cilt.27, ss.93-108, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 316
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3848/iif.2012.316.3337
  • Dergi Adı: IKTISAT ISLETME VE FINANS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.93-108

Özet

This research examines dynamic causal relationships between per capita calorie intake, per capita income and food prices using time series data for Turkey during 1965-2007. ARDL cointegration analysis yields an income elasticity of calorie intake of 0.22, while the food-price elasticity is insignificant. The results suggest that economic growth in Turkey has improved calorie intake; future income growth can alleviate further inadequate nutrition. This result confirms Engel's law too.