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Output, emissions, and technology: Some thoughts

  • Khanna, Neha
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    The principal goal of this article is to identify the implications of a binding emission constraint on a firm’s optimal capital–labor ratio and to determine whether it is appropriate to write a firm’s production function as an increasing function of its emissions alone. I find that even though a firm’s supply curve may be written as a positive function of its emissions, it is not appropriate to write the production technology as an increasing function of only its emissions, except under special circumstances.

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    Volume (Year): 118 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 284-286

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