law of diminishing returns

Law of Diminishing Returns, Diminishing Marginal Returns

The law of diminishing returns is a concept in economic theory. It states that the output per input (productivity) declines if the input of a production factor is increased over a certain limit. Under the name law of diminishing returns actually exist two different concepts: one classical and one neoclassical. ...

Origin of the Law of Diminishing Returns

The 'law of diminishing returns' plays so large a part both in the theory of rent and the theory of population as they are now taught, that we should naturally expect to find it promulgated both by James Anderson, the reputed anticipator of Ricardo, and by Malthus in his Essay ...