Questions tagged [elasticity]

In economics, a measure of the sensitivity or responsiveness of a variable corresponding to a change in another variable. Common applications in empirical research include price or income elasticity of demand. For example, what is the percent change in quantity demanded for gasoline when price is increased by 1%?

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Modelling dynamic price elasticity with bsts [closed]

I have approximately 2000 daily data which contains total daily sales and median price of sales for a particular product. I read the paper but the level of bayseian math is too high for me but from ...
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Multi-level Elasticities Relation

Assuming I have a model with elasticities at three different levels, Elasticities between regions. Elasticities between categories (not by region but overall) Elasticities between products within the ...
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Elasticity involving returns to scale in regression question

Hi for this question I don't quite get what is asking. What exactly does it mean by 'economise'? I understand if the elasticity is higher then it is more elastic, so it is more responsive to the ...
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How to interpret interaction in Log Log models

I have the following model, and I am not sure how to interpret the elasticity of the interaction term (log-log coefficients): Log(member) = 3.61 + 0.52 Log(Poor) - 0.26 Log(Sick) + 0.04 (Log(poor) * ...
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Elasticity Value for Log-Log and Level-Level Model

For a data if I calculate Elasticity using 1) log-log model with Elasticity = Beta and 2) Calculate elasticity in Level-Level Model with elasticity = beta *(X/Y) should the resultant value of ...
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Price elasticity vs Discount Elasticity

I have a case where I do not have many regular prices, but I have many discounts (different kind) which last a different number of days. Is there something like discount elasticity and how to adjust ...
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Effect of Time Events on Short Term Price Elasticity

I'm trying to build a model to understand units purchased over time for a product whose price changes frequently. Would it be possible to use a multivariate regression where short term week over week ...
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Price elasticity calculation for smartphones

I have sales data of several refurbished smart phone devices. The sales occurs daily but not all phones are sold daily.. How do i calculate price elasticity of this data.. the sales are wholesale ...
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Price Elasticity model for products with volume based pricing

I have few product categories eg prod1 prod2. Each category have similar products. So prod1 has 3 similar products with slight difference in features and prod2 has 5 products with slight differences. ...
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Log-log regression where variables are in terms of growth rate

I would like to estimate elasticity of exchange rate on export. The specification takes the following form: $$Exp=\alpha+\beta_0REER+\beta_1GDP^{p}+\epsilon$$ where, $Exp$ is export growth calculated ...
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Estimating elasticity using different regression models

My question is how to estimate elasticity based on a Probit model. I know the following formulas are used to estimate elasticity based on OLS (1) and logit (2) models (Ewing & Cervero, 2001): (1)...
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In R, How can I calculate the elasticity of Y with respect to X, when Y is binary?

I have a dataset that I am doing in R and I need to calculate elasticities in it. To simplify my model, I have Y = XB + u, and I need to find the elasticity of Y with respect to X. My investigation ...
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Price Elasticity Estimation with a non-linear price schedule

How do I estimate price elasticity in a non-linear price setting? Non-linear prices are seen in utilities (electricity, water etc.) where the price per unit is determined by quantity purchased. So a ...
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Elasticity model tends to underpredict

If anyone has modelled own price elasticity and found that their estimates tend to usually underpredict it.. can they share any ideas around how to go about modifying the models to get a more accurate ...
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Price elasticity in logistic regression with log price

I'm estimating demand and calculating price elasticity using logistic regression. In logistic regression with level price, elasticity is $$\alpha*price*(1-share)$$ while if one uses log of price, ...
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Price elasticity for mortgages

this is my first question and I hope I get everything right. The problem I have to solve is the following: a bank is offering its customers "pre-validated" mortgages of up to a certain amount (for ...
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Transform the sd of slope into that of the corresponding elasticity - for impulse response function estimates

As the title implies, I want to transform the sd of slope into the sd of the corresponding elasticity, particularly, in the context of impulse response function in VAR model. Some background ...
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rough elasticity estimates of homogeneous products

Let us say I am using a log log model to estimate the own price elasticity of a product given the unit demand data for different prices. I think this is acceptable as it is done by many practicioners. ...
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Calculate price elasticity from a history of sales data

I'm looking at sales data with sales at different prices over time, I can't figure out a good approach to getting the: 'If we increase our prices by 1% how much will our demand change by? ' the data ...
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Interpretation - after transforming slope to elasticity

Basically, my stupid question is, after I transform the slope into elasticity by using the standard formula How do i interpret the number I get? Say, I got -0.21. Should I interpret it as -0.21%, ...
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How can I approximate the standard error for an elasticity with limited information?

I want to estimate/approximate the standard error of an elasticity of Y with respect to X: (dy/dx)*(x/y) Let's say I have the following data: The mean of Y and its standard deviation The mean of X ...
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Obtain elasticity from model predictions

Say we have estimated a model: demand = a + b * price; where b represents the estimated point elasticity (assuming a log-log model). Can we use this model to predict the demand in a new scenario ...
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Extrapolate historical elasticities

Suppose I have: Point estimates of price elasticity of demand for a given good Point estimates of income elasticity of demand for a given good Point estimates of output for a given good Point ...
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Can I use cross elasticity of demand for time series data?

I would like to determine, whether two products are complementary. I have one year of data (day by day), where I have prices and demands for both products. Can I use cross elasticity of demand? I ...
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price elasticity and time series modelling

Formulas like this taken from here: ...