Economic Theory for Environmentalists by John Gowdy, Sabine U O'Hara

By John Gowdy, Sabine U O'Hara

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Shape and location of the isoquant depend on the substitutability of the two inputs and on the technological possibilities available to the firm (for a further discussion of substitutability assumptions underlying the shape of the isoquants, see the appendix at the end of this chapter). 3, because fewer inputs are then needed to produce the same amount of beef. After the technological improvement, the same output, here 500 tons of beef, can be produced with fewer inputs of capital and labor. 3 shows a parallel shift of the isoquant, but it is recognized that it may become flatter, indicating a capital-saving technological change, or become more steeply sloped indicating a labor-saving technological change.

It is not labor itself but the labor employed for the production of nuts or beef that is useful. Resource Scarcity Although economics is defined as the study of the allocation of scarce resources among alternative uses, the kind of scarcity econo- Copyright © 1995 St. Lucie Press The of the Firm • 49 mists are concerned with is relative scarcity, not absolute scarcity. The endowment of resources that starts the allocation process between firms constitutes the fixed framework within which allocation takes place.

The concept of profit maximization will be discussed in more detail in Chapter 5 when prices and production costs are introduced. In the following analysis it is assumed that the goal of the firm is to produce as much output as possible from a given amount of inputs. Just as households seek to maximize utility (satisfaction) by optimally allocating their consumption of various Copyright © 1995 St. Lucie Press The of the Firm • 39 goods and services, firms seek to maximize profits by optimally allocating the different inputs used to produce goods and services.

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