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Non-maximizing output behavior for firms with a cost-constrained technology


  • Jos Blank



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  • Jos Blank, 2009. "Non-maximizing output behavior for firms with a cost-constrained technology," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 31(1), pages 27-32, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:31:y:2009:i:1:p:27-32
    DOI: 10.1007/s11123-008-0114-6

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    1. Haelermans, Carla & De Witte, Kristof & Blank, Jos L.T., 2012. "On the allocation of resources for secondary schools," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 31(5), pages 575-586.

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    Indirect output distance function; Shadow cost; Shadow prices; Input preference; Allocative efficiency; C31;

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    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models


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