Optimal Control and Resources
AbstractNecessary and sufficient conditions from optimal control theory that are typically used when studying finite and infinite horizon natural resource economics problems are stated. In the finite horizon case their use is demonstrated by deriving an explicit solution of a model describing the optimal cleanup of a hazardous stock. In the infinite horizon case a qualitative characterization of the solution of a renewable resource extraction problem is achieved by employing a phase diagram. Complementary techniques such as comparative dynamics and dynamic envelope results are also employed in order to demonstrate how to extract the maximum amount of information from natural resource economics problems.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Central Florida, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2011-07.
Length: 31 Pages
Date of creation: Aug 2011
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optimal control theory; necessary conditions; sufficient conditions; transversality conditions; comparative dynamics; dynamic envelope theorem; phase diagram;
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