A Production Function with an Inferior Input

Posted: 9 Jan 2001

See all articles by Gil S. Epstein

Gil S. Epstein

Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; University College London - CReAM - Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

Uriel Spiegel

Bar-Ilan University - Department of Management

Abstract

The expanding car industry has revealed an increase in the use of robots and machines together with a decrease in labor. This phenomenon refocuses attention on the possible existence of labor as an inferior input with robots as rival technical alternatives. In our paper we suggest a specific production function that allows for inferior inputs. We verify the general conditions that have been developed in past research.

Suggested Citation

Epstein, Gil S. and Spiegel, Uriel, A Production Function with an Inferior Input. The Manchester School, Vol. 68, No. 5. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=242537

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