On the Choice of Models for Public Facility Location

Erlenkotter, D. (1980). On the Choice of Models for Public Facility Location. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-80-047

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Public sector facility location models have been defined as those that minimize client costs for a given level of service subject to a public budget constraint, whereas private sector models are those that minimize the total costs for meeting fixed client demands. We show that a slight reformulation of a typical public sector location model is both superior to the original model and equivalent to a typical private sector formulation. Thus, for the class of problems considered, a standard model type is appropriate regardless of the institutional context.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:48
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:09
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1422

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