A note on input congestion
AbstractThe notion of effective space is introduced, and input congestion is explained by economic activities’ exhaustion of effective space. In this setting, I show that profit maximization is inconsistent with input congestion at the firm level, but not necessarily with input congestion at the industry level, when effective space is shared among producers.
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Volume (Year): 120 (2013)
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Congestion; Firm and industry technologies; Externalities;
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