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Estimation of Elasticities of Substitution for CESand YES Production Functions using Firm-levelData for Food-processing Industries in Pakistan

Georgee. Baitese and Sohailj Malik
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Georgee. Baitese: University of New England (Australia),
Sohailj Malik: University of New England (Australia),

The Pakistan Development Review, 1988, vol. 27, issue 1, 59-71

Abstract: Analyses involving CES and VES production functions indicate that the constant-returns-to-scale CES model is an adequate representation of large-scale firms in the wheat-flour milling, rice husking, sugar refining and edible-oil processing industries in Pakistan. The hypothesis that these four food-processing industries have the same elasticities of substitution is not rejected. The pooled elasticity estimate for the food-processing industries is significantly different from zero, but not significantly different from one

Date: 1988
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