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A class of learning by doing model with multiplicative uncertainty: economic implications

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Álvarez, Francisco and Cerdá Tena, Emilio (1997) A class of learning by doing model with multiplicative uncertainty: economic implications. [ Documentos de Trabajo del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico (ICAE); nº 23, 1997, ]

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Abstract

Learning by doing denotes the cost reduction in production that firms achieve with their output. We check if the known properties of deterministic models, concerning the behaviour of the finns, hold under uncertainty. A discrete time and finite horizon model is considered: a monopolist, facing a linear demand, maximizes the expected profit flow, with multiplicative uncertainty on the cost reduction and an upper bound for this reduction. We show analytically that some properties do hold and some others do not.

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Learning by doing denota la reducción de costes de producción que las empresas logran mediante la experiencia. Se analiza si las propiedades conocidas para modelos determinísticos, relativas al comportamiento óptimo de las empresas, se mantienen bajo incertidumbre. Se considera un modelo en tiempo discreto y horizonte finito. Un monopolista, enfrentado a una demanda lineal, maximiza el flujo esperado de beneficios, con incertidumbre multiplicativa en la reducción de costes y un límite superior en esta reducción. Se prueba analíticamente que algunas propiedades del caso determinístico se mantienen bajo incertidumbre y otras no.

Item Type:Working Paper or Technical Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Learning by doing; Empresas; Modelos matemáticos.
Subjects:Sciences > Statistics > Mathematical optimization
Social sciences > Economics > Business enterprises
Series Name:Documentos de Trabajo del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico (ICAE)
Volume:1997
Number:23
ID Code:28448
Deposited On:23 Feb 2015 15:57
Last Modified:23 Feb 2015 15:57

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