The Curse of the First-in-first-out Queue Discipline

Trine Tornøe Platz, Lars Peter Østerdal

Publikation: Working paperForskning

Abstrakt

We consider a congested facility where agents can line up at any time they wish after the facility opens (like airplane boarding, or drivers leaving stadium parking lots after a sports event). We show that in Nash equilibrium, within the general family of stochastic queue disciplines with no capacity waste, the focal first-in-first-out (FIFO) queue discipline is the worst while the last-in-first-out (LIFO) discipline is best.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
UdgivelsesstedOdense
UdgiverSyddansk Universitet
Antal sider14
ISBN (Trykt)9788791657634
StatusUdgivet - 2012
Udgivet eksterntJa
NavnDiscussion Papers on Business and Economics
Nummer10/2012

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