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P rior behavioral research has suggested that advertising can influence a consumer's quality evaluation through informative and transformative effects. The informative effect acts directly to inform a consumer of product attributes and hence shapes her evaluations of brand quality. The transformative effect affects the consumer's evaluation of brand quality(More)
Given the advent of basket-level purchasing data of households, choice modelers are actively engaged in the development of statistical and econometric models of multi-category choice behavior of households. This paper reviews current developments in this area of research, discussing the modeling methodologies that have been used, the empirical findings that(More)
T his paper examines demand elasticities using an integrated framework proposed by Hanemann [Hanemann, M. W. 1984. Discrete/continuous models of consumer demand. Econometrica 52(3) 541–561], which models the incidence, brand choice, and quantity decisions of a consumer as an outcome of her utility maximization subject to budget constraints. Although the(More)
Introduction leading to concern about the quality and shelf life of meat and meat products. The antioxidants play a major The concept of functional foods was first come in role in checking the oxidation of fat as well reducing practice in 1980s in Japan for the foods comprising the harmful free radicals just protecting the cells from certain constituents(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the role of breastfeeding contraindications in breastfeeding practices. Our objectives were to 1) identify predictors of breastfeeding initiation and duration among a cohort of predominantly low-income, inner-city women, and 2) evaluate the contribution of breastfeeding contraindications to breastfeeding practices. METHODS(More)
The present study was conducted to investigate the efficacy of sweet potato powder (SPP) and water as a fat replacer in low-fat pork patties. Low-fat pork patties were developed by replacing the added fat with combinations of SPP and chilled water. Three different levels of SPP/chilled water viz. 0.5/9.5% (T-1), 1.0/9.0% (T-2), and 1.5/8.5% (T-3) were(More)
My dissertation provides a dynamic structural analysis of demand and supply in a service market with information asymmetry. Specifically, I examine the health care market, which accounts for 17% of U.S. GDP and arguably is the most personal and important service consumers buy. This industry is particularly interesting for several reasons. First, health care(More)
A neglected shoulder dislocation is a rarer entity and only few cases are reported in the literature. An anterior dislocation of the shoulder is rarely missed as patients present with limb in abduction and external rotation, an attitude very familiar to orthopaedic surgeon. Occasionally such cases are missed when they present with fracture of proximal(More)
The aim of the present study was to optimize processing strategies for development of functional pork product with enhanced fiber content. Four different levels of inulin powder (0-control, 1-T1, 2-T2, and 3 %-T3) were incorporated in pork loaves by replacing lean meat. The cooked products were subjected to analysis for various physicochemical, proximate,(More)