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The Morishima Gross Elasticity of Substitution

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  • Blackorby, Charles

    (University of Warwick)

  • Primont, Daniel

    (Southern Illinois University)

  • Russell, R. Robert

    (University of California, Riverside)

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We show that the Hotelling-Lau elasticity of substitution, an extension of the Allen-Uzawa elasticity to allow for optimal output-quantity (or utility) responses to changes in factor prices, inherits all of the failings of the Allen-Uzawa elasticity identified by Blackorby and Russell [1989 AER]. An analogous extension of the Morishima elasticity of substitution to allow for output quantity changes preserves the salient properties of the original Hicksian notion of elasticity of substitution.

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Paper provided by University of Warwick, Department of Economics in its series The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) with number 787.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:wrk:warwec:787

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Keywords: elasticity of substitution ; relative factor shares ; homotheticity;

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  1. George C. Davis & C. Richard Shumway, 1996. "To Tell the Truth about Interpreting the Morishima Elasticity of Substitution," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society/Societe canadienne d'agroeconomie, vol. 44(2), pages 173-182, 07.
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  2. Albert Okunade & Vasudeva Murthy, 2008. "Are physician and non-physician providers of outpatient mental healthcare substitutes or complements? a conceptual clarification," Health Care Management Science, Springer, vol. 11(4), pages 393-398, December.
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  5. Timothy Park & Johannes Sauer, 2013. "Evaluating food retailers using dual elasticities of substitution," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 39(2), pages 111-122, April.
  6. William Barnett & Isaac Kalonda-Kanyama, 2012. "Time-Varying Parameters in the Almost Ideal Demand System and the Rotterdam Model: Will the Best Specication Please Stand Up?," WORKING PAPERS SERIES IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS 201201, University of Kansas, Department of Economics, revised Feb 2012.
  7. William A. Barnett and Isaac Kalonda-Kanyama, 2013. "Time-Varying Parameter in the Almost Ideal Demand System and the Rotterdam Model: Will the Best Specification Please Stand Up?," Working Papers 335, Economic Research Southern Africa.
  8. David Stern, 2011. "Elasticities of substitution and complementarity," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 36(1), pages 79-89, August.

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