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Commodity Content In A General Input-Output Model


  • Takao Fujimoto
  • Arrigo Opocher


This technical paper provides a definition of 'commodity content' in extended von Neumann-Morishima models of production. Our definition admits as special cases the classical definition of 'labour values' in Leontief models, as well as Morishima's definition of 'optimal values' in a von Neumann model. Proper joint production, heterogeneous labour, durable consumption goods, household activities and disposal processes are all allowed for. We also propose a tentative mathematical criterion for defining bads and for distinguishing between unskilled and skilled labour. Copyright © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Takao Fujimoto & Arrigo Opocher, 2010. "Commodity Content In A General Input-Output Model," Metroeconomica, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 61(3), pages 442-453, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:metroe:v:61:y:2010:i:3:p:442-453

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    5. Veneziani, Roberto & Yoshihara, Naoki, 2009. "Exploitation and productiveness: the generalised commodity exploitation theorem once again," MPRA Paper 30450, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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