Policy Sciences

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 211–221 | Cite as

Hierarchical resource allocation decisions

  • Frank H. Trinkl


A model of resource allocations within a hierarchical bureaucracy is presented. Since at the departmental level programs of other departments overlap on certain objectives, allocations independently determined by departments are not optimal. It is well known that if only budgetary guidelines are transmitted by a central decision maker they are insufficient to assure desired allocations. A minimal set of guidelines exist which, when transmitted to departmental advisors, result in desired allocations.


Decision Maker Resource Allocation Economic Policy Departmental Level Allocation Decision 
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© Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank H. Trinkl
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  1. 1.Graduate School of Public PolicyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley

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