A Strong Test of the Von Liebig Hypothesis

Posted: 1 Oct 2001

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Peter Berck

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics

Stephen Stohs

University of California, Berkeley - The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy

Jacqueline Geoghegan

Clark University - Department of Economics

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Abstract

An implication of the von Liebig hypothesis is that crop-production functions have right-angle isoquants. This article presents a nonparametric estimation of right-angle isoquant production functions. It then describes a new test for right-angle isoquants. The procedures are used to test experimental data on corn and wheat.

Suggested Citation

Berck, Peter and Stohs, Stephen and Geoghegan, Jacqueline, A Strong Test of the Von Liebig Hypothesis. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=246808

Peter Berck (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics ( email )

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United States

Stephen Stohs

University of California, Berkeley - The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy ( email )

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Berkeley, CA 94720-3310
United States

Jacqueline Geoghegan

Clark University - Department of Economics ( email )

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