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Comments: Implications of Goal Programming in Forest Resource Allocation: A Reply

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Comments by Hrubes and Rensi (1981) comparing goal programming with linear programming for calculating welfare optima are discussed. It is agreed that linear programming solutions are rarely empirically perfect, but it is concluded that goal programming (utilizing a preemptive priority formulation) involves some additional logical inadequacies. Forest Sci. 29: 837-840.

Keywords: Land management planning; applied welfare theory; forest economics; linear programming

Document Type: Commentary

Affiliations: Forest Economist, Timber Management Group, Pacific Northwest Region, USDA Forest Service

Publication date: December 1, 1983

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