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Derivation of the Hicks, or direct, elasticity of substitution from the input distance function

Stern, David


I derive a new symmetric elasticity of complementarity from the input distance function by imposing a constant distance condition. Assuming technical efficiency and a single output, the Hicks elasticity of substitution is its reciprocal.

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Economics Letters
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2010.06.002


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