The solution of discretionary stopping problems with applications to the optimal timing of investment decisions
AbstractWe present a methodology for obtaining explicit solutions to infinite time horizon optimal stopping problems involving general, one-dimensional, It\^o diffusions, payoff functions that need not be smooth and state-dependent discounting. This is done within a framework based on dynamic programming techniques employing variational inequalities and links to the probabilistic approaches employing $r$-excessive functions and martingale theory. The aim of this paper is to facilitate the the solution of a wide variety of problems, particularly in finance or economics.
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