The curse of the first-in-first-out queue discipline
AbstractWe consider a congested facility where agents can line up at any time they wish after the facility opens (like airplane boarding, or drivers leaving stadium parking lots after a sports event). We show that in Nash equilibrium, within the general family of stochastic queue disciplines with no capacity waste, the focal first-in-first-out (FIFO) queue discipline is the worst while the last-in-first-out (LIFO) discipline is best.
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Bottleneck; queue discipline; Nash equilibrium; FIFO; LIFO; welfare;
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- NEP-ALL-2012-05-29 (All new papers)
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- Why LIFO beats FIFO
by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2012-06-14 14:10:00
by himaginary in himaginaryの日記 on 2012-06-14 07:00:00
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