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A hybrid genetic algorithm for multiobjective problems with activity analysis-based local search

  • Whittaker, Gerald
  • Confesor Jr., Remegio
  • Griffith, Stephen M.
  • Färe, Rolf
  • Grosskopf, Shawna
  • Steiner, Jeffrey J.
  • Mueller-Warrant, George W.
  • Banowetz, Gary M.
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    The objective of this research was the development of a method that integrated an activity analysis model of profits from production with a biophysical model, and included the capacity for optimization over multiple objectives. We specified a hybrid genetic algorithm using activity analysis as a local search method, and NSGA-II for calculation of the multiple objective Pareto optimal set. We describe a parallel computing approach to computation of the genetic algorithm, and apply the algorithm to evaluation of an input tax to regulate pollution from agricultural production.

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    Volume (Year): 193 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 195-203

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