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The Morishima Elasticity of Substitution for the Profit Function

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  • Yijian He

    (Southern Illinois Univ. @ Carbondale)

  • Subhash C. Sharma

    (Southern Illinois Univ. @ Carbondale)

Abstract

In this note we derive expressions for the Morishima elasticity of substitution for a multiple input and outputs profit function. These expressions may have important applications to empirical studies.

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  • Yijian He & Subhash C. Sharma, 1995. "The Morishima Elasticity of Substitution for the Profit Function," Microeconomics 9502002, EconWPA, revised 17 Feb 1995.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpmi:9502002
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    1. Sharma, Subhash C. & Kandil, Magda & Chaisrisawatsuk, Santi, 2005. "Currency substitution in Asian countries," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 16(3), pages 489-532, June.

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    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D2 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations
    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution
    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design

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