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ECO206_Fall10-11_Lec.11


Department
Economics
Course Code
ECO206Y1
Professor
Christian Campbell

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Lecture 11 t November 24, 2010
Production Function:
Describes tech. relationship b/w inputs & outputs
q = F (K, L, M) [K L M being Capital Labour and intermediate]
Variable/ Fixed inputs
Suppose q = (K, L), q
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!ÅL/2L MPL
One-input Production:
q = 6L2 t 1/3 L3 MPL L
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L = 6 9 12 L
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Elasticity of output with respect to labour
Elasticity of output with respect to capital
Q = F(K,L)
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MPL > APL => WL > 1
MPL < APL => WL < 1
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