Production Economics

The Basic Theory of Production Optimisation

  • Svend Rasmussen

Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

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About this book


This book covers the basic theory of how, what and when firms should produce to maximise profits. Based on the neoclassical theory of the firm presented in most general microeconomic textbooks, it extends the general treatment and focuses on the application of the theory to specific problems that the firm faces when making production decisions to maximise profits. Increasing level of government regulation and the use of specialised and often very expensive equipment in modern production motivates the following focus areas: 1) How to optimise production under restrictions., 2) Treatment of fixed inputs and the process of input fixation, 3) Optimisation of production over time, 4) Linear and Mixed Integer Programming as tools for optimisation in practice. This updated second edition includes a more comprehensive introduction to the theory of decision making under risk and uncertainty as well as a new chapter on how to use linear programming to generate the supply function of the firm.


Fixed and Variable Input Input Demand and Output Supply Land Rent Optimization Replacement Theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Svend Rasmussen
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  1. 1., Department of Resource EconomicsUniversity of CopenhagenFrederiksberg CDenmark

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30199-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30200-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4333
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4341
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