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
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
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