A CLASS OF SEPARABILITY FLEXIBLE FUNCTIONAL FORMS

Quadratic flexible forms, such as the translog and generalized Leontief, are separability inflexible. That is, separability restrictions render them inflexible with regard to separable structures. A class functional forms is proposed that is flexible with regard to general production structures and remains flexible regarding weakly separable structures when separability restrictions are imposed, thus permitting tests of the separability hypothesis. Additionally, the restricted forms are parsimonious; that is they contain the minimum number of parameters with which flexibility can be achieved.


Issue Date:
1992-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/30947
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/30947
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 17, Number 2
Page range:
266-276
Total Pages:
11




 Record created 2017-04-01, last modified 2018-01-22

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)