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Materials, Capital, Direct/Indirect Substitution, and Mass Balance Production Functions

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  • Jeroen C. J. M. van den Bergh

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A foundation is provided for a correct and accurate analysis of the relationship between monetary values and physical dimensions in economic production. A distinction is proposed between direct and indirect substitution. Linked to this, a classification is offered of various types of substitutability and complementarity relationships between production factors. It is argued that the neoclassical production function may be consistent with mass balance, but is unsuitable for a detailed and accurate understanding of changes in production that influence materials use. For this purpose, general production functions satisfying mass balance are formulated, drawing upon the proposed classifications.

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Land Economics.

Volume (Year): 75 (1999)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 547-561

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Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:75:y:1999:i:4:p:547-561

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  2. David I. Stern, 2010. "The Role of Energy in Economic Growth," CCEP Working Papers, Centre for Climate Economics & Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University 0310, Centre for Climate Economics & Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
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  4. Robert U. Ayres & Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh, 2000. "The Role of Material/Energy Resources and Dematerialisation in Economic Growth Theories," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers, Tinbergen Institute 00-068/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  5. Considine, Timothy J. & Larson, Donald F., 2006. "The environment as a factor of production," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 52(3), pages 645-662, November.
  6. David I. Stern & Cutler J. Cleveland, 2004. "Energy and Economic Growth," Rensselaer Working Papers in Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Economics 0410, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Economics.
  7. Ayres, Robert U. & van den Bergh, Jeroen C.J.M., 2005. "A theory of economic growth with material/energy resources and dematerialization: Interaction of three growth mechanisms," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 55(1), pages 96-118, October.

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