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The calculations are provided in the excel file.

Question I
Table 1
Regression Results

Variable Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
Intercept 39.1373*
(18.8988) 39.0350*
(18.9692) 39.4976*
(18.0723) 39.7745*
(19.0077)
Price of Chicken -0.1770*
(3.9920) -0.1223
(1.9412) -0.1347
(2.0367) -0.1556*
(3.3572)
Per Capita Disposable Income 0.0022*
(20.4011) 0.0023*
(18.6920) 0.0023*
(18.2546) 0.0023*
(19.0954)
Retail Price of Pork -0.0287
(1.2153) -0.0197
(0.7229)
Retail Price of Beef -0.0059
(0.6757)
Combined price of substitutes -0.0161
(1.3934)
F Statistic 1798.9830*
1217.1448*
897.4686*
1234.1878*

R2 0.9909
0.9913
0.9914
0.9914

0.9905
0.9903
0.9906

Note1: Numbers in parentheses below the parameter estimates are absolute values of t-ratios.
Note 2: * Denotes significant at 1% level

Regression Models

Model 1:
Model 2:
Model 3:
Model 4:

Where Per Capita consumption of chicken (lbs)
= Real retail price of chicken per lb (cents)
= Real disposable income per capita (\$)
= Real retail price of pork per lb (cents)
= Real retail price of beef per lb (cents)
= Real retail price of chicken substitutes per lb (cents)
Question II
Elasticity Calculation

The elasticity of demand are calculated by using the following formula
1. Own Price Elasticity
Where = Regression coefficient corresponding to price
= Mean Price of chicken
= Quantity estimated by using the regression equation corresponding to the average price
2. Income Elasticity
Where = Regression coefficient corresponding to income
= Mean per capita disposable income
= Quantity estimated by using the regression equation corresponding to
3. Cross - Price Elasticity with Pork
Where = Regression coefficient corresponding to price of pork
= Mean Price of pork
= Quantity estimated by using the regression equation corresponding to

4. Cross - Price Elasticity with Beef
Where = Regression coefficient corresponding to price of beef
= Mean Price of beef
= Quantity estimated by ...

#### Solution Summary

National consumption of chickens are examined.

\$2.49