On the Optimal Management of a Class of Aquatic Ecological-Economic Systems
Amitrajeet A. Batabyal
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Business - Department of Economics
Our paper analyzes aquatic ecological-economic systems such as the Chesapeake Bay. The stability of such ecological-economic systems is contingent on the successful functioning of a small number of generalist species in a broad range of economic and ecological conditions. We first delineate the persistence of such systems. We then study the intertemporal and the stochastic aspects of the resource allocation problem faced by the manager of an aquatic ecological-economic system. Our manager wishes to allocate her scarce financial resources optimally among economic activities and the maintenance of the generalist species of the aquatic ecological-economic system.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: Aquatic Ecological-Economic System, Chesapeake Bay, Optimal Management, Stochastic Control
JEL Classification: Q20, D81
Date posted: August 2, 2001
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