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Anatomy of production functions: a technological menu and a choice of the best technology

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  • Vladimir Matveenko

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Abstract

Jones (2005) proposed microfoundations for the Cobb-Douglas production function. We show that Jones' technological menu is a special case of a concept of support set discussed by Matveenko (1997) and Rubinov, Glover (1998) by use of a duality approach. We use this approach to clarify the relation between different production functions and technological menus. Also we construct an "ideas model" generating CES production function.

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  • Vladimir Matveenko, 2010. "Anatomy of production functions: a technological menu and a choice of the best technology," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 30(3), pages 1906-1913.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00201
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    1. Vladimir D. Matveenk, 2011. "Interests of Social Groups, Direction of Technical Progress, and Barriers to Development: How Sustainable is the World Economic Growth?," DEGIT Conference Papers c016_047, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.
    2. Vladimir Matveenko, 2013. "Resources, Institutions And Technologies: Game Modeling Of Dual Relations," Montenegrin Journal of Economics, Economic Laboratory for Transition Research (ELIT), vol. 9(3), pages 7-28.

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    Keywords

    Production function; technological menu; Leontief function; Cobb-Douglas function; CES function; duality; support set;

    JEL classification:

    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
    • E1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models

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