A non-linear goal programming approach to modeling intraregional economic development.
"This paper provides a one-period normative model that may be used as a guide or benchmark by which the economic planner may develop policies and plans for regional economic development. The model can accomodate a region that could be as large as a small country or as small as a city, provided sufficient relevant data are available." The authors outline "a procedure for modeling and solving economic planning and analysis problems with 'intergoal trade-offs' while retaining the deviational variable as a measure of satisfaction....[They present] a generalized regional polynomial goal programming model with some suggested objectives and constraints [and illustrate] the approach with a hypothetical example." excerpt
Review of Regional Studies
Spahr, R., & Deckro, R. (1988). A non-linear goal programming approach to modeling intraregional economic development.. Review of Regional Studies, 18 (1), 10-18. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.memphis.edu/facpubs/11495