IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Modelos de mercado: una aplicación de la Teoría de Colas



    (Universidad de Murcia)


    (Universidad de Murcia)


En este trabajo realizamos una revisión de los modelos de mercado (monopolio, duopolio y competencia perfecta) en los que se ha utilizado la teoría de colas. El uso de la teoría de colas permite tratar modelos más realistas al describir la demanda y la producción a través de procesos estocásticos, incorporando así la incertidumbre. El objetivo que perseguimos consiste en analizar el proceso de aplicación de una teoría puramente estadística en la modelización de las estructuras de mercado tradicionales. De este modo pondremos de manifiesto las ventajas de su utilización así como las aportaciones que la misma permite obtener desde el punto de vista de la economía. In this paper we review some market models (monopoly, duopoly and perfect competition) in which queuing theory has been used. The use of queuing theory lets us work on more realistic models depicting demand and production through stochastic processes, that is, incorporating uncertainty with supply and demand. The goal of this paper is to analyse the application process of a purely statistical theory in modelling different traditional market structures. Thus, we show advantages of its use in this context, as well as contributions that it lets us obtain from the economic point o view.

Suggested Citation

  • Parra Frutos, I. & Aranda Gallego, J., 1999. "Modelos de mercado: una aplicación de la Teoría de Colas," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 11, pages 121-142, Febrero.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:11_1_6

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Isabel Parra-Frutos, 2010. "A queuing-based model for optimal dimension of service firms," SERIEs: Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, Springer;Spanish Economic Association, vol. 1(4), pages 459-474, September.

    More about this item


    Queuing Theory; Market Models; Servicing Firms; Market Shares; Uncertainty;

    JEL classification:

    • C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
    • D40 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - General
    • D84 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Expectations; Speculations


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:11_1_6. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Beatriz Rodríguez Prado). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.