Productive Complements: Too Often Neglected in the Principles Course?

Forthcoming in Journal of Economic and Finance Education (in press).

10 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2013

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Gary M. Galles

Pepperdine University

Philip E. Graves

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics

Robert L. Sexton

Pepperdine University - Economics Department

Date Written: December 7, 2013

Abstract

Many great economic thinkers, including Alfred Marshall and William Stanley Jevons discussed the importance of joint production, or productive complements, and there are important applications. Yet many students today could complete an economics major and never be introduced to this important concept.

Keywords: production complements, economic education, principles of economics

JEL Classification: A1, A2, D2, M2

Suggested Citation

Galles, Gary and Graves, Philip E. and Sexton, Robert L., Productive Complements: Too Often Neglected in the Principles Course? (December 7, 2013). Forthcoming in Journal of Economic and Finance Education (in press). . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2364883

Gary Galles

Pepperdine University ( email )

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
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Philip E. Graves (Contact Author)

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics ( email )

Campus Box 256
Boulder, CO 80309-0256
United States

Robert L. Sexton

Pepperdine University - Economics Department ( email )

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States

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