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Environmental management: analytical approximate solutions to the problem of detecting optimal random audit schemes


  • Paola Ferretti

    (University of Venice)


In the contest of environmental management, the problem of minimizing the expected cost due to random checking processes and a possible failure is here addressed. Non-homogeneous Poisson checking processes with continuous non-decreasing intensity are considered, leading to the explicit detection of the sub-optimal solution for exponential or uniform failure density functions. The dynamic of the optimal solution is then analized using the phase-diagram tool.

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  • Paola Ferretti, 2004. "Environmental management: analytical approximate solutions to the problem of detecting optimal random audit schemes," Game Theory and Information 0411010, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpga:0411010
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    Environmental management; audit scheme; random inspections; non-homogeneous Poisson checking process; optimal control; exponential failure density function; uniform failure density function.;

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    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation

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