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Temporal and thermodynamic irreversibility in production theory

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  • Stefan Baumgärtner

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The two notions of temporal and thermodynamic irreversibility are distinguished. It is shown that the irreversibility concept of Arrow-Debreu, while establishing temporal irreversibility, does not encompass thermodynamic irreversibility. This means, the standard irreversibility concept of production theory is too weak to be in full accordance with the laws of nature. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005

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  • Stefan Baumgärtner, 2005. "Temporal and thermodynamic irreversibility in production theory," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 26(3), pages 725-728, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:26:y:2005:i:3:p:725-728
    DOI: 10.1007/s00199-004-0525-1
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    1. Malte Faber & Thomas Petersen, 2006. "Natur und Gerechtigkeit als Grenzen der Ökonomie," Working Papers 0434, University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics, revised Dec 2006.
    2. Móczár, József, 2006. "Arrow-Debreu-modell és a Kornai-kritika harminc év után
      [The Arrow-Debreu Model and Kornai s critique, thirty years after]
      ," Közgazdasági Szemle (Economic Review - monthly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Közgazdasági Szemle Alapítvány (Economic Review Foundation), vol. 0(2), pages 175-194.
    3. Nikolai Hoberg & Stefan Baumgärtner, 2011. "Irreversibility, ignorance, and the intergenerational equity-efficiency trade-off," Working Paper Series in Economics 198, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.
    4. Sousa, Tania & Domingos, Tiago, 2006. "Is neoclassical microeconomics formally valid? An approach based on an analogy with equilibrium thermodynamics," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 58(1), pages 160-169, June.

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