Economists at the Wilson Company

| February 14, 2018

Economists at the Wilson Company are interested in developing a production function for fertilizer plants. They collected data on 15 different plants that produce fertilizer.Questions Estimate the Cobb-Douglas production function Q= ?L??K??, where , , input, and ?, ??, and ?? are the parameters to be estimated. (NOTE: ??, and ?? are subscripts of L and K).Test whether the coefficients of capital and labor are statistically significant.Determine the percentage of the variation in output that is “explained” by the regression equation.Determine the labor and capital estimated parameters and give an economic interpretation of each value.Determine whether this production function exhibits increasing, decreasing, or constant returns to scale. (Ignore the issue of statistical significance).Plant Output (000 Tons) Capital ($000) Labor (000 Worker Hours) 1 605.3 18,891 700.22 566.1 19,201 651.83 647.1 20,655 822.94 523.7 15,082 650.35 712.3 20,300 859.06 487.5 16,079 613.07 761.6 24,194 851.3 8 442.5 11,504 655.49 821.1 25,970 900.610 397.8 10,127 550.411 896.7 25,622 842.212 359.3 12,477 540.513 979.1 24,002 949.414 331.7 8,042 575.715 1,064.9 23,972 925.8

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