Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/213784
Authors: 
Camargo Mayorga, David Andrés
Cardona García, Octavio
González Guzmán, Juan Manuel
Year of Publication: 
2018
Citation: 
[Journal:] Atlantic Review of Economics (ARoEc) [ISSN:] 2174-3835 [Volume:] 1 [Year:] 2018 [Issue:] 1
Abstract (Translated): 
The economic literature related to composting has a marked bias towards the inclusion of case analysis and cost-benefit analysis. Studies dedicated to a microeconomic analysis of compost production processes are few or nil. Some of the reasons that explain this gap in the literature range from the lack of economic theories that explain some environmental phenomena, to the lack of data related to composting. The objective of this article is to propose a function of compost production using econometric methods for 33 countries in the period 2011-2016. Through a system of equations, a linearized Cobb-Douglas type production function is constructed that serves as an approximation of the behavior and yields of this product for agricultural use. The most significant conclusion is that the returns to capital and agricultural labor were decreasing to scale.
Subjects: 
Compost
Production function
Solid waste
JEL: 
D24
Q15
Q56
Document Type: 
Article

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