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dc.contributor.authorHarrison, M. J.
dc.date.accessioned2007-02-12T14:53:56Z
dc.date.available2007-02-12T14:53:56Z
dc.date.issued1980
dc.identifier.citationHarrison, M. J. 'Economies of scale and technical change in electricity production in Ireland'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXIV, Part II, 1979/1980, pp1-28en
dc.identifier.issn00814776
dc.identifier.otherJEL D20
dc.identifier.otherJEL O30
dc.identifier.otherJEL Q41
dc.identifier.otherY
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/5097
dc.descriptionRead before the Society, 8 November 1979en
dc.description.abstractKnowledge of the structure of production in public-utility enterprises is of considerable economic importance. Such things as the nature and extent of returns to scale and returns to individual factor inputs, the degree of substitutability between inputs, and the extent of allocative inefficiency and X-inefficiency may have bearings on various issues at the plant, firm and industry levels. For example, the nature and extent of returns to scale are known to have important implications for, amongst other things, investment policies in growing industries and the institutional arrangements necessary to achieve an optimal allocation of resources (Nerlove 1963, p. 167). But of course, whatever the particular concern, the formulation of precise policy prescriptions or appraisals requires suitable quantification of the production structure at the appropriate level. The main purpose of this paper is to analyse the structure of production in the Irish electricity supply industry at the level of the individual thermal generating station. Such an analysis has not previously been carried out for Ireland, despite the abundance and availability of good-quality data; but various econometric studies of the electric-power industry have been reported for several other countries, and most of these have made use of some explicit production function. This production function approach is adopted here.en
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dc.publisherStatistical and Social Inquiry Society of Irelanden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Irelanden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol. XXIV, Part II, 1979/1980en
dc.relation.haspartVol. [No.], [Year]en
dc.source.urihttp://www.ssisi.ie
dc.subjectEconomies of scaleen
dc.subjectElectricity production in Irelanden
dc.subjectTechnical changeen
dc.subject.ddc314.15
dc.titleEconomies of scale and technical change in electricity production in Irelanden
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.status.refereedYes


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