Working Paper No. 16

Frontier Production Functions and Technical Progress: A Study of Teneral Milk Processing in Swedish Dairy Plants


Technical change in general milk processing is estimated within a homothetic frontier production function allowing neutrally variable scale elasticity. The results show that technical progress is characterized by a rapid increase in optimal scale and a small capital saving bias, increasing the marginal productivity of labour relative to capital. To characterize technical change, Salter's measures of bias and technical advance are utilized and interpreted within the framework of the efficiency cancepts of Farrell.

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Martin Ljunge, IFN, is the author of a chapter, "Trust promotes health: addressing reverse causality by studying children of immigrants", in a new book edited by Sherman Folland and Eric Nauenberg. The cutting edge of research is presented, covering the ever-expanding social capital field.

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