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Optimal timing of decisions: A general theory based on continuation values

Ma, Qingyin; Stachurski, John


By extending a methodology dating back to Jovanovic (1982), we develop a comprehensive theory of optimal timing of decisions based on continuation value functions and operators that act on them. Rewards can be bounded or unbounded. One advantage of this approach over standard Bellman methods is that continuation value functions are smoother than value functions. Another is that, for a range of problems, the continuation value function exists in a lower dimensional space than the value function....[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-02-15
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
DOI: 10.1016/j.jedc.2019.02.003
Access Rights: Open Access


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