A nonparametric test of translation homotheticity

Rolf Färe*, Sung Ko LI

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Recently Chambers and Färe (1998) [Chambers, R.G., Färe, R., 1998. Translation homotheticity. Economic Theory 11, 629-641] generalized the Shephard type of "multiplicative" homotheticity into an "additive" type, which they termed translation homotheticity. This type of homotheticity has parallel expansion paths and its cost function is additively separable. In this letter a nonparametric test for translation homotheticity is developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2001

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics

User-Defined Keywords

  • D24
  • Directional
  • Distance
  • Function
  • Homotheticity
  • Translation


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