Connections Between Input and State-Contingent Output

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)


This chapter focuses on the production process, and especially the relationship between state of nature, choice of input and production of output, and it introduces the concepts of state-general, state-specific and state-flexible inputs.


State-contingent output Joint production State-specific input State-flexible input State-general input Transformation curve 


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© Svend Rasmussen 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Food and Resource EconomicsUniversity of CopenhagenFrederiksberg C, CopenhagenDenmark

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