22 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2005
Date Written: April 2005
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.
Keywords: Antibiotics, Management, Pesticides, Resistance, Uncertainty
JEL Classification: I18, Q16
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Batabyal, Amitrajeet A. and Nijkamp, Peter, Alternate Strategies for Managing Resistance to Antibiotics and Pesticides (April 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=703243 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.703243
By Peter Ho