TITLE

Variational Inequalities and Networks in the Formulation and Computation of Market Equilibria and Disequilibria: The Case of Direct Demand Functions

AUTHOR(S)
Nagurney, Anna; Zhao, Lan
PUB. DATE
February 1993
SOURCE
Transportation Science;Feb93, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this paper we introduce competitive spatial market models with direct demand functions, which permit policy interventions in the form of price controls. We derive variational inequality formulations of the governing economic conditions and establish existence and uniqueness results. A decomposition algorithm that exploits the network structure is proposed and convergence results given. The algorithm is then interpreted as an adjustment process to highlight the underlying economic behavior. Finally, numerical results for a variety of problems are presented.
ACCESSION #
4454699

 

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