Production factor returns : the role of factor utilisation
Short-term increasing returns to production factors are usually found in empirical studies. We argue they can be due to omitted variables, particularly the intensity of factor utilisation. Thanks to original French firm-level data (1992-2008), we show how increasing returns to scale disappear when working time, capacity utilisation rate and mainly capital operating time are introduced in the production function
|Date of creation:||May 2011|
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|Publication status:||Published in Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 2011.34 - ISSN : 1955-611X. 2011|
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