Accession Number : AD0758743

Title :   The Internal Structure of Functional Relationships: Separability, Substitution, and Aggregation,

Corporate Author : MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATION LAB (OEP) MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Berndt,Ernst R. ; Christensen,Laurits R.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The purpose of the report is to integrate the discussions on functional separability and substitution properties. In the context of production theory, the authors state and prove theorems which establish that separability restrictions on a function are equivalent to certain equality restrictions on its substitution possibilities. Since Solow and Hulten have related functional separability to the existence of an aggregate index, the theorems in effect relate substitution properties to functional separability and the existence of an aggregate index. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*ECONOMICS, THEOREMS), PRODUCTION, COSTS, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), SET THEORY

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE