The LeChatelier-Samuelson principle revisited

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    Within the context of a linear Leontief model, the LeChatelier-Samuelson principle examines the effects of an increase in some final demand on the output levels under the constraint that the production of certain goods is held at its original value. The principle states that the increase in any output is larger when fewer output levels are kept constant. The present paper discusses bounds for such incremental changes, second-order effects, the consequences on the markets for the products with restricted output levels, and generalizations of the original assumptions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)277-296
    Number of pages20
    JournalJournal of economics-Zeitschrift fur nationalokonomie
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1992



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