Equal organic composition of capital and regularity

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Journal Article

Equal organic composition of capital (EOCC) is shown to be a necessary and sufficient condition for constant relative prices in no-joint production technologies with neoclassical production functions. It is then proved that such neoclassical technologies are regular (which implies that consumption is well behaved across steady-state equilibria). Regularity is also a necessary and sufficient condition for near aggregation (which implies an aggregate production function with all but one of the usual neoclassical properties). Except perhaps for some fluke cases, the existence of an aggregate production function with all of the usual neoclassical properties (full aggregation) requires the stronger EOCC property. © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Burmeister, E

Published Date

  • January 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 323 - 346

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1467-999X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0026-1386

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1467-999X.2007.00302.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus