Firms' Cost Functions: A Reconstruction

Firms' Cost Functions: A Reconstruction Three empirical stylized facts characterize afirm's cost functions: AVC is generallyhorizontal; scale economies are often important;and capital usage (as well as labor usage)varies with the rate of output. In contrast ourstandard theory of diminishing marginalproducts, variable proportions, and U-shapedunit cost curves does not adequately reflectthese stylized facts of industrial reality. Explicit distinction between capital stocks andcapital flows allows a remodeling of a firm'scost curves to conform with these empirical facts. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

Firms' Cost Functions: A Reconstruction

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
ISSN
0889-938X
eISSN
1573-7160
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1007853922900
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Abstract

Three empirical stylized facts characterize afirm's cost functions: AVC is generallyhorizontal; scale economies are often important;and capital usage (as well as labor usage)varies with the rate of output. In contrast ourstandard theory of diminishing marginalproducts, variable proportions, and U-shapedunit cost curves does not adequately reflectthese stylized facts of industrial reality. Explicit distinction between capital stocks andcapital flows allows a remodeling of a firm'scost curves to conform with these empirical facts.

Journal

Review of Industrial OrganizationSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 3, 2004

References

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