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## Optimal Control Theory

*Emanuel Todorov*

### in Bayesian Brain: Probabilistic Approaches to Neural Coding

- Published in print:
- 2006
- Published Online:
- August 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780262042383
- eISBN:
- 9780262294188
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- The MIT Press
- DOI:
- 10.7551/mitpress/9780262042383.003.0012
- Subject:
- Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Optimal control theory is a mathematical discipline for studying the neural control of movement. This chapter presents a mathematical introduction to optimal control theory and discusses the ... More

## Paul Samuelson and Financial Economics

*Robert C. Merton*

### in Samuelsonian Economics and the Twenty-First Century

- Published in print:
- 2006
- Published Online:
- January 2009
- ISBN:
- 9780199298839
- eISBN:
- 9780191711480
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298839.003.0019
- Subject:
- Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter's appraisal places models of time and uncertainty in household allocation of resources at the center of the Samuelson Contribution. It assesses Samuelson's contributions to the areas of ... More

## Optimal Control Theory with Applications in Economics

*Thomas A. Weber*

- Published in print:
- 2011
- Published Online:
- August 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780262015738
- eISBN:
- 9780262298483
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- The MIT Press
- DOI:
- 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015738.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This book bridges optimal control theory and economics, discussing ordinary differential equations (ODEs), optimal control, game theory, and mechanism design in one volume. Technically rigorous and ... More

## Modern Growth Theory

*Dipankar Dasgupta*

- Published in print:
- 2010
- Published Online:
- October 2012
- ISBN:
- 9780198069966
- eISBN:
- 9780199080458
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069966.001.0001
- Subject:
- Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This book is about growth theory, an important subject taught as a part of economic theory. It introduces the literature on growth and inequality and examines Charles Jones’s views on growth ... More

## Strong-field phenomena and optimal control

*Carsten A. Ullrich*

### in Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory: Concepts and Applications

- Published in print:
- 2011
- Published Online:
- December 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780199563029
- eISBN:
- 9780191775130
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563029.003.0016
- Subject:
- Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter focuses on electronic phenomena that occur when atoms and molecules are exposed to strong and short laser pulses. Under these conditions, the external potential cannot be treated as a ... More

## Mechanism Design

*Thomas A. Weber*

### in Optimal Control Theory with Applications in Economics

- Published in print:
- 2011
- Published Online:
- August 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780262015738
- eISBN:
- 9780262298483
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- The MIT Press
- DOI:
- 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015738.003.0005
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter reviews the basics of static mechanism design in settings where a principal faces a single agent of uncertain type. The aim of the resulting screening contract is for the principal to ... More

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