Accession Number : AD0766097

Title :   Nonlinear Programming and the Food Price Index.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF GENERAL BUSINESS AND FINANCE

Personal Author(s) : Balintfy,Joseph L.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : There is a possibility that planning on both institutional and household levels will begin to utilize mathematical programming models in the future. In such applications relative food price changes induce predictable changes in the food quantities purchased. A new understanding concerning food preference functions provides the motivation for this report.

Descriptors :   (*FOOD, *ECONOMICS), CONSUMPTION, NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, QUADRATIC PROGRAMMING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, THEORY, INDEXES

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE