Production Economics: A Dual Approach to Theory and Applications
Volume I: The Theory of Production

Melvyn Fuss and Daniel L. McFadden, Editors
Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1978

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Front Material [ front_matter.pdf, 0.5MB] or [, 1.65MB]
  • Introduction to the Series
  • Preface
  • Table of Contents, Volumes I and II
  • Introduction


  1. Cost, Revenue, and Profit Functions, Daniel McFadden [ ch1.pdf, 3.8MB] or [, 13MB]
  2. Symmetric Duality and Polar Production Functions, Giora Hanoch [ ch2.pdf, 0.75MB] or [, 2.5MB]
  3. Applications of Profit Functions, Lawrence J. Lau [ ch3.pdf, 0.23MB] or [, 0.78MB]
  4. A Survey of Functional Forms in the Economic Analysis of Production, Melvyn Fuss, Daniel McFadden, and Yair Mundlak [ ch4.pdf, 2MB] or [, 8.9MB]
  5. The General Linear Profit Function, Daniel McFadden [ ch5.pdf, 0.66MB] or [, 2.5MB]
  6. Polar Functions with Constant Two Factors - One Price Elasticities, Giora Hanoch [ ch6.pdf, 0.76MB] or [, 2.5MB]
  7. Flexibility versus Efficiency in Ex Ante Plan Design, Melvyn Fuss and Daniel McFadden [ ch7.pdf, 1.8MB] or [, 6.2MB]
  1. Definite Quadratic Forms Subject to Constraint, Daniel McFadden [ a1.pdf, 0.26MB] or [, 0.9MB]
  2. Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for the Classical Programming Problem, Daniel McFadden [ a2.pdf, 0.2MB] or [, 0.65MB]
  3. Convex Analysis, Daniel McFadden [ a3.pdf, 1MB] or [, 3.6MB]
  4. Testing and Imposing Monotonicty, Convexity and Quasi-Convexity Constraints, Lawrence J. Lau [ a4.pdf, 1.56MB] or [, 5MB]

Bibliography [ bib.pdf, 0.79MB] or, 2.5MB]

Author and Subject Indexes [ index.pdf, 0.4MB] or, 1.3MB]

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