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sub for someone or something

to substitute for someone or something. I have to sub for Roger at work this weekend. Will pliers sub for the wrench you wanted?
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sub someone for (someone else)

 and sub something for something else
to substitute someone for someone else or something for something else. I will sub Chuck for Roger for this next play only. We will sub the red ones for the blue ones.
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substitute for someone or something

to serve as a replacement for someone or something. I have to substitute for Roger at work this weekend. Do you think that this will substitute for the one you wanted?
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substitute someone for (someone else)

 and substitute something for something else
to exchange someone or something for someone or something else; to replace someone or something with someone or something else. Shall I substitute Fred for Mary in the front office? Please substitute fish for beef on my dinner order.
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Our model can be viewed either as an aggregate model in which the degree of substitutability between products of different sectors is the same for every pair of sectors or as a model of the interaction between firms in a single-sector economy.
Now product substitutability under price competition is rescaled from [0, [infinity]] to [0, 1] and captured by [lambda]'.
A more relaxed notion of substitutability is what we call minimal disruption.
of perfect substitutability or an instance of imperfect
The significant result reported for Test 3, that futures trading volume causes OTC trading volume, is consistent with the substitutability of the markets.
To summarize, partial or absolute substitutability can be produced by any discrimination procedure used to establish class membership.
Region 2 offers an example of cannibalization: the substitutability between products, i.
national labor markets and the consequences of failure to adjust analysis and expectations to the reality of global labor substitutability in manufacturing.
These models mulling over the demand-side effects of public spending conclude that public investment crowds out some though not all private investment (say substitutability hypothesis).
Prskawetz and Fent (2004) show that the degree of substitutability between workers of different ages is another, potentially important, factor affecting aggregate labour productivity.
As part of their calculation of the impact of increased import variety on economic well-being, Broda and Weinstein estimated the substitutability of the varieties of the thousands of goods being imported.
Thus, the relative merits of the effects of tied and untied transfers on the dynamic evolution of the economy, and their respective desirability from a welfare standpoint, depend on a number of key structural characteristics in the economy that illustrate its flexibility These include (i) the costs of installing publicly provided capital relative to those of private capital (investment flexibility), (ii) the substitutability between public and private capital in the production process (production flexibility), (iii) the degree of access to the world financial market (financial flexibility) and (iv) the flexibility of labor supply
The model's central assumption is that there is imperfect substitutability not only between U.