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Inventory Control with an Exponential Utility Criterion


  • Mokrane Bouakiz

    (AT&T, Basking Ridge, New Jersey)

  • Matthew J. Sobel

    (State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York)


A base-stock policy is shown to be optimal when a dynamic version of the “news vendor” model is optimized with respect to an exponential utility criterion.

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  • Mokrane Bouakiz & Matthew J. Sobel, 1992. "Inventory Control with an Exponential Utility Criterion," Operations Research, INFORMS, vol. 40(3), pages 603-608, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:oropre:v:40:y:1992:i:3:p:603-608
    DOI: 10.1287/opre.40.3.603

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