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Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark Discussion Papers of Business and Economics
Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark

No 10/2012:
The curse of the first-in-first-out queue discipline

Trine Tornøe Platz () and Lars Peter Østerdal ()

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Bottleneck; queue discipline; Nash equilibrium; FIFO; LIFO; welfare; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: C72; D62; R41; (follow links to similar papers)

14 pages, May 23, 2012

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