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A theoretical analysis of random inspections and fines in invasive species management

Batabyal, Amitrajeet and Yoo, Seung Jick (2008): A theoretical analysis of random inspections and fines in invasive species management. Published in: Economics Bulletin , Vol. 17, No. 15 (2008): pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

In this paper, we conduct a theoretical analysis of inspections in a stochastic environment and we shed light on two hitherto unstudied issues concerning inspections in the context of invasive species management. First, given a particular port of entry in a country, we study the properties of a random inspection scheme. Second, we compute the average total fines that will be collected in the long run by an inspection agency that uses the above inspection scheme to screen arriving ships for the presence of one or more invasive species.

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