Item description for Art of Smooth Pasting (Fundamentals of Pure and Applied Economics) by Avinash Dixit...
The main mathematical ideas are presented in a context with which economists will be familiar. Using a binomial approximation to Brownian motion, the mathematics is reduced to simple algebra, progressing to some equally simple limits. The starting point of the calculus of Brownian motion -- "It's Lemma" -- emerges by analogy with the economics of risk-aversion. Conditions for the optimal regulation of Brownian motion, including the important, but often mysterious "smooth pasting" condition, are derived in a similar way. Each theoretical derivation is illustrated by developing a significant economic application, drawn mainly from recent research in macro-economics and international economics. This book aims to widen the understanding and use of stochastic dynamic choice and equilibrium models. It offers a simplified and heuristic exposition of the theory of Brownian motion and its control or regulation, rendering such methods more accessible to economists who do not require a de
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.35" Width: 5.35" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1993
ISBN 3718653842 ISBN13 9783718653843
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More About Avinash Dixit
David H. Reiley, Jr. is Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona. He is also a researcher at Yahoo! Research and the National Bureau of Economic Research. He previously taught at Vanderbilt and Northwestern. Reiley is well known for his use of field experiments in economic research.
Avinash Dixit has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Warwick Princeton University, USA Sherrerd University Pr.