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dc.contributor.authorvan Suntum, Ulrichen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-14T17:07:22Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-14T17:07:22Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51260-
dc.description.abstractThe paper argues that, from a dynamic efficiency perspective, intersections of factor price frontiers are irrelevant to the choice of techniques. Because every change in technique involves a temporary loss or gain in both profit and per capita consumption within the transition period, its profitability should be calculated by applying the present value criterion to the entire change process. With only one transition period, there is generally a unique interest rate at which the change in technique breaks even. This critical interest rate is generally the same for a profit maximizing firm as for a central planner who seeks to maximize consumption per unit of work. This critical interest rate does not generally coincide with either of the interest rates at which the factor price frontiers intersect. Therefore, common proofs of the socalled reswitching phenomenon do not stand up well from a dynamic efficiency perspective.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCAWM |cMünsteren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCAWM discussion paper / Centrum für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung Münster |x8en_US
dc.subject.jelB16en_US
dc.subject.jelB5en_US
dc.subject.jelD2en_US
dc.subject.jelD5en_US
dc.subject.jelD9en_US
dc.subject.jelE1en_US
dc.subject.jelE4en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.titleDynamic efficiency and reswitchingen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn671588168en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:cawmdp:8-

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