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Optimal Control Theory with Applications in Economics$
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Thomas A. Weber

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015738

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015738.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
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(p.ii) (p.iii) Optimal Control Theory with Applications in Economics
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Thomas A. Weber

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015738.003.0001

This chapter first sets out the book’s purpose, which is to introduce continuous-time systems and methods for solving dynamic optimization problems at three different levels: single-person decision making, games, and mechanism design. It presents a brief history of optimal control. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   continuous-time systems, dynamic optimization, decision making, games, mechanism design, optimal control

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