Fundamentals of production theory

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Springer, 1988 - Business & Economics - 163 pages
This graduate text develops production theory from a set of reasonable axioms. The theory is presented both in a primal and dual as well as in an indirect (constrained) framework. The basic model leads to a set of efficiency measures which can be readily employed in empirical work. A first draft of the text was used to teach students at Vanderbilt University. The text includes a variety of exercise problems.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
REPRESENTING THE TECHNOLOGY BY FUNCTIONS
22
SPECIAL PRODUCTION STRUCTURES
43
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Rolf FAre is Professor of Economics at Oregon State University. He received his Docent in Economics from the University of Lund, Sweden. He did post graduate work under Professor R. W. Shephard at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published in various journals including Econometrica, Economic Theory, and the Journal of Economic Theory.

Shawna Grosskopf is Professor of Economics at Oregon State University. She received her doctoral degree in Economics from Syracuse University. She has published in a variety of journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, and Economic Theory.

Daniel Primont is Professor of Economics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He received his doctoral degree in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research includes theoretical work in production and duality theory and both theoretical and empirical work in efficiency measurement. He has published in a variety of journals including the Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, and Economic Theory.