On Resource-Oriented Multi-Commodity Market Computations
This is a very technical and mathematical paper written for people knowledgeable
in market-oriented programming.
In search for general equilibrium in multi-commodity markets, price-oriented
schemes are normally used. That is, a set of prices (one price for each
commodity) is updated until supply meets demand for each commodity. In some
cases such an approach is very inefficient, and a resource-oriented
scheme can be highly competitive. In a resource-oriented scheme the allocations
are updated until the market equilibrium is found. It is well known that
in a two-commodity market resource-oriented schemes are possible. In this
paper we show that resource-oriented algorithms can be used for the general
multi-commodity case as well, and present and analyze a specific algorithm.
The algorithm has been implemented and some performance properties, for
a specific example, are presented.
The entire paper in zipped PostScript format.
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