Alternate Strategies for Managing Resistance to Antibiotics and Pesticides
Amitrajeet A. Batabyal
Rochester Institute of Technology
VU University of Amsterdam - Department of Spatial Economics; Tinbergen Institute - Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam (TIA)
How should one manage the problem of resistance to antibiotics and pesticides? The formal modeling of this question is very much in its infancy. Therefore, we construct a dynamic and stochastic model of antibiotic or pesticide use to investigate the relative merits of two kinds of treatment options for overseeing the problem of resistance. In particular, we identify a likelihood function and then, inter alia, we show that this function has an important bearing on how we might best address the problem of resistance.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: Antibiotics, Management, Pesticides, Resistance, Uncertainty
JEL Classification: I18, Q16
Date posted: April 21, 2005
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