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A Queueing Model For Egg Price Determination


  • Strong, S.M.
  • Wolanowski, A.M.


The determination of the price paid to its suppliers and by its customers is a major task for some marketing authorities. The commodity arrives randomly at the authority's facility and is removed randomly by customers. Between arrival and departure, the commodity awaits processing, is processed (graded, packed), and awaits removal by a customer. It is suggested that this similarity to a queue enables a profit function, dependent on price, to be constructed. Determination of the price maximising this function is seen to be one solution to the price setting problem.

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  • Strong, S.M. & Wolanowski, A.M., 1981. "A Queueing Model For Egg Price Determination," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 25(02), August.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ajaeau:22863

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    1. Michael C. Lovell, 1963. "Seasonal Adjustment of Economic Time Series and Multiple Regression," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 151, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
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