Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/56538
Authors: 
Naqvi, Nadeem
Schürg, Carolin V.
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Joint discussion paper series in economics 46-2011
Abstract: 
An economy's production set is the collection of all net output vectors that the economy is capable of producing with a given technology and fixed quantities of primary factors of production. The boundary of this set is called the production possibility frontier or PPF. We show that, if the efficiency-wage hypothesis holds, a country's PPF, though conceptually valid, is an operationally irrelevant concept, because the economy never operates on the PPF, which is a view that ought to be appreciated in light of persistent unemployment in the new structure of economies of the post-21st-Century-crisis world.
Subjects: 
general equilibrium
production set
production possibility frontier
efficiency wage
economic policy
labor market
JEL: 
A20
D50
E23
F11
J23
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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