Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
de Grange L., Melo-Riquelme C., Burgos C., González F. and Raveau S. (2017)

Numerical bounds on the Price of Anarchy

Revista : Journal of Advanced Transportation
Volumen : 2017
Páginas : 9pp
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


Theoretical upper bounds for price of anarchy have been calculated in previous studies. We present an empirical analysis for the price of anarchy for congested transportation networks; different network sizes and demand levels are considered for each network. We obtain a maximum price of anarchy for the cases studied, which is notably lower than the theoretical bounds reported in the literature. This result should be carefully considered in the design and implementation of road pricing mechanisms for cities.