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On some geometric properties of quasi-sum production models. (English) Zbl 1243.39019
Summary: A production function f is called quasi-sum if there are continuous strict monotone functions F, h 1 ,,h n with F>0 such that f(𝐱)=F(h 1 (x 1 )++h n (x n )) (cf. J. Aczél and G. Maksa [J. Math. Anal. Appl. 203, No. 1, 104–126 (1996; Zbl 0858.39013)]). A quasi-sum production function is called quasi-linear if at most one of F, h 1 ,,h n is a nonlinear function. For a production function f, the graph of f is called the production hypersurface of f. In this paper, we obtain a very simple necessary and sufficient condition for a quasi-sum production function f to be quasi-linear in terms of the graph of f. Moreover, we completely classify quasi-sum production functions whose production hypersurfaces have vanishing Gauss-Kronecker curvature.
MSC:
39B52Functional equations for functions with more general domains and/or ranges
39B22Functional equations for real functions
91B38Production theory, theory of the firm (economics)
90B30Production models
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