The Queuing Theoretic Approach to Groundwater Management
AbstractIn this paper I propose and develop a new framework for modeling groundwater management issues. Specifically, I apply the methods of queuing theory—for the first time, to the best of my knowledge—to model a groundwater management problem from a long-run perspective. I characterize two simple management regimes as two different kinds of queues and then show how to pose a manager's decision problem as an optimization problem using queuing theoretic techniques. I solve for certain fundamental quantities, such as the expected system size, and then discuss the economic meaning and relevance of the queuing concepts being used. I close by discussing possible extensions to my basic models.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Utah State University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 9514.
Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Sep 1995
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Publication status: published in Ecological Modelling 85(2-3, 1996):219-27
groundwater; management; stochastic; queuing; theory;
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- Batabyal, Amitrajeet A., 1995. "The Queuing Theoretic Approach To Groundwater Management," Economics Research Institute, ERI Study Papers 28349, Utah State University, Economics Department.
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