Capital-Labour Substitution In Uk Armed Forces
This paper estimates the elasticity of substitution (σ) between military personnel and other military inputs, building on a study by Ridge and Smith published in 1991. The major difference is that this paper uses data on the average military wage, which Ridge and Smith did not, allowing a much more flexible specification of both the demand and supply equations. Accounting for a structural break at the end of the Cold War, it finds σ likely to be some small positive number, much lower than previous estimates suggest.
Volume (Year): 17 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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