factor augmenting

Definition

Economics

  • Said of a technological change or technological difference if production functions differ by scaling of a factor input only: F2(V1,V2)=F1(lV1,V2), where F1(·) and F2(·) are the production functions being compared, V1 is the factor being augmented, V2 is a vector of all other factor inputs, and l is a constant.
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