The cost of strikes in the Spanish mining sector: modelling an undesirable input with a distance function
AbstractIn some contexts, firms have to deal with certain elements or factors that affect the production outcome but which are non-market in nature and therefore do not have a price. In this paper we propose a new use of a production economics tool, the input distance function, to empirically measure the effects of these factors. Although we suggest a general use of this methodology, it has been developed in the context of measuring the effects of labor disputes in a particular declining industry, that of Spanish coal mining. We have estimated an equation system comprising an input distance function and cost share equations to calculate the cost generated by strikes. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
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Volume (Year): 27 (2007)
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Duality theory; Input distance function; Shadow prices; Rent seeking; Coal sector; D72; F13; L71;
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