Accession Number : AD0704081

Title :   THE JOINT PRODUCTION FUNCTION.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Shephard,Ronald W.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A Joint Production Function is a mathematical expression defining for a technology the set of alternative input vectors which yield a given output vector and/or inversely defining the set of alternative output vectors obtainable with a given input vector. This notion, useful in economic theory and applied in econometric studies, has not been well formulated nor has a joint production function been shown to exist in the context of a general model of joint production. The research reported on in the paper is first directed to these issues. Secondarily, special forms for homothetic structures are investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), MAPPING(TRANSFORMATIONS), SET THEORY, ECONOMICS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE