A Strong Test of the Von Liebig Hypothesis

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Peter Berck

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics

Jacqueline Geoghegan

Clark University - Department of Economics

Stephen Stohs

University of California, Berkeley - The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy

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Date Written: November 2000

Abstract

An implication of the von Liebig hypothesis is that crop‐production functions have right‐angle isoquants. This article presents a nonparametric estimation of right‐angle isoquant production functions. It then describes a new test for right‐angle isoquants. The procedures are used to test experimental data on corn and wheat.

Keywords: production function, von Liebig, Q120

Suggested Citation

Berck, Peter and Geoghegan, Jacqueline and Stohs, Stephen, A Strong Test of the Von Liebig Hypothesis (November 2000). American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 82, Issue 4, pp. 948-955, 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3558101 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/0002-9092.00093

Peter Berck (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics ( email )

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Jacqueline Geoghegan

Clark University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Stephen Stohs

University of California, Berkeley - The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy ( email )

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Berkeley, CA 94720-3310
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