Economics theorists for years have considered the possibility that the direction of technical change is altered by changes in relative prices. Prices also have been identified as one of the determinants of technical change through innovation. This article extends the theory of the firm to cover situations in which the firmÂ’s' technology set is conditional on expected prices. The basic idea is to distinguish between Â“"market prices,"Â” or the prices that guide the firmÂ’s choices subject to the technology that is in place, and Â“"normal prices,"Â” the prices conditioning the choice of technology. A Â“"generalizedÂ”" price effect is obtained that included the traditional price effect as well as the technical change effect of price changes, and an example is presented.
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|Date of creation:||01 Jan 1994|
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|Publication status:||Published in Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 1994, vol. 19 no. 1, pp. 161-172|
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- Lilyan E. Fulginiti & Richard K. Perrin, 1992.
"Prices and Productivity in Agriculture,"
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93-gatt2, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at Iowa State University.
- Lilyan E. Fulginiti & Richard K. Perrin, 1992. "Prices and Productivity in Agriculture," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 93-gatt2, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
- Fulginiti, Lilyan E. & Perrin, Richard K., 1992. "Prices and Productivity in Agriculture," Staff General Research Papers 543, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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