Alternate Strategies for Managing Resistance to Antibiotics and Pesticides

Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 39-51, 2005

Posted: 17 Oct 2005

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Amitrajeet A. Batabyal

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Department of Economics

Peter Nijkamp

VU University of Amsterdam - Department of Spatial Economics; Tinbergen Institute

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Abstract

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

Batabyal, Amitrajeet A. and Nijkamp, Peter, Alternate Strategies for Managing Resistance to Antibiotics and Pesticides. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 39-51, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=819325

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