A Dual Elasticity of Substitution Production Function with an Application to Cross Country Inequality
AbstractThis paper develops a production function which two separate elasticities of substitution between two input factors. One of these elasticities is obtained if the factor intensity equals a particular baseline value. The second part of the paper gives an economic application and shows the theoretical properties of this production function regarding the development of relative capital intensities and relative production per efficiency unit of labor. Inequality across countries widens in transition to the steady state. Panel data on the development of these relative figures seem to support the implications of the above production function.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics (BGPE) in its series Working Papers with number 031.
Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2007
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Capital and labor substitution; cross country inequality;
Other versions of this item:
- Antony, JÃ¼rgen, 2009. "A dual elasticity of substitution production function with an application to cross-country inequality," Economics Letters, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 102(1), pages 10-12, January.
- Juergen Antony, 2007. "A Dual Elasticity of Substitution Production Function with an Application to Cross Country Inequality," Discussion Paper Series, Universitaet Augsburg, Institute for Economics 294, Universitaet Augsburg, Institute for Economics.
- O11 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- O33 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
- E23 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Production
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