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A constant elasticity of profit production function

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  • Beard, Rodney

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Impact analysis of changes in production inputs may be simplified if one can apply a constant adjustment factor to profit. In particular, if a production function can be found for which the elasticity of profit is constant and this function has desirable properties, then one can use the input elasticity of profit to study the impact of input changes on profit. In this paper such a production function is derived from first principles.

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  • Beard, Rodney, 2007. "A constant elasticity of profit production function," MPRA Paper 5796, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:5796
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    Keywords

    Impact analysis; Production economics; elasticities;

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    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics

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