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An Introduction to Efficiency and Productivity Analysis by Timothy J. Coelli, Dodla Sai Prasada Rao, Christopher J.

By Timothy J. Coelli, Dodla Sai Prasada Rao, Christopher J. O'Donnell, George Edward Battese

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Thus, the long-run profit-maximising level of output is the level that equates longrun marginal revenue with long-run marginal cost. 56. Evaluating this function at (w^ W2, p) = (150, 1, 20) yields LMC = 20 (=-p = LMR). 10. 3 we saw how Shephard's Lemma could be used to obtain conditional input demand equations directly from the cost function, without having to explicitly solve an optimisation problem. This idea generalises to the case of a profit function. 87) ,„(p,w) = M P ^ . 1: K{p,w„w^) = 0Ml9w;'w;'p"'.

Note that we have not defined "longrun average variable cosf or "long-run average fixed cosf because all costs are variable in the long run. To illustrate the nature of some of these quantities, suppose the production function is ^ = Ix^'^x^^ and X2 is fixed in the short run. 49) These equations express various types of costs as functions of up to four variables. We can represent them graphically by holding all but one of the right-hand side variables fixed. 7 we set (wi, W2, x^) = (150, 1 100) and plot SVC, SFC and STC against output.

For example, the concavity property can be used to show that average costs under an input-price stabilisation scheme are no less than average costs under fluctuating prices. Finally, they can be used to obtain better econometric estimates of cost and conditional input demand functions. Econometric methods for incorporating some types of regularity properties into the estimation process are discussed in Chapter 8. 24. 29. The simplicity of this example was largely due to our use of a two-input smgle-output Cobb-Douglas production function.

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