Evaluating Long Run Relationship between Food Subsidy and Calorie Intake A Case Study of Iranian Urban Households: 1984-2008

Document Type : Original Article


1 Payam-Noor University, Faculty Member

2 M.A. in Economics


This paper investigated the impacts of per capita income, food prices and food price subsidies on per capita calorie intake of Iranian urban Individuals. Using the Vector Autoregressive model for the years 1984-2008, a long run relationship was found  between the above mentioned variables. The results also showed  that shock to the  income of individuals and decreasing the food price subsidies adversely affected  the calorie intake of Iranian urban households.


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