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On the Theory of By-Production of Emissions

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  • Sushama Murty

    (Department of Economics, University of Exeter)

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    We identify the disposability properties of a production technology resulting from the simultaneous play of nature's emission-generating mechanism and the firm's intended production activities. Our axioms define a "by-production" technology (BPT), which has a novel functional representation and can be decomposed into a standard neo-classical intended-production technology and a nature's emission generation set.

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    Paper provided by Exeter University, Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 1202.

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    Date of creation: 2012
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    Keywords: theory of production; emission-generating production technologies; free input and output disposability; weak disposability; costly disposability; functional representations of multi-output production technologies.;

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