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Handbook on Optimal Growth 1

Discrete Time

  • Rose-Anne Dana
  • Cuong Le Van
  • Tapan Mitra
  • Kazuo Nishimura

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Rose-Anne Dana, Cuong Le Van
    Pages 1-17
  3. Gerhard Sorger
    Pages 85-113
  4. Tapan Mitra, Kazuo Nishimura, Gerhard Sorger
    Pages 141-169
  5. Manjira Datta, Kevin L. Reffett
    Pages 203-250
  6. John H. Boyd III
    Pages 251-272
  7. Kazuo Nishimura, Alain Venditti
    Pages 273-296
  8. Lars J. Olson, Santanu Roy
    Pages 297-335
  9. Igor V. Evstigneev, Klaus R. Schenk-Hoppé
    Pages 337-383
  10. Robert A. Becker
    Pages 385-442
  11. Rabah Amir
    Pages 443-477

About this book


The problem of efficient or optimal allocation of resources is a fundamental concern of economic analysis. The theory of optimal economic growth can be viewed as an aspect of this central theme, which emphasizes in general the issues arising in the allocation of resources over an infinite time horizon, and in particular the consumption-investment decision process in models in which there is no natural "terminal date". This broad scope of "optimal growth theory" is one which has evolved over time, as economists have discovered new interpretations of its central results, as well as new applications of its basic methods.

The Handbook on Optimal Growth provides surveys of significant results of the theory of optimal growth, as well as the techniques of dynamic optimization theory on which they are based. Armed with the results and methods of this theory, a researcher will be in an advantageous position to apply these versatile methods of analysis to new issues in the area of dynamic economics. 


Economic Growth Growth Theory Optimization Theory agents growth growth model optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Rose-Anne Dana
    • 1
  • Cuong Le Van
    • 2
  • Tapan Mitra
    • 3
  • Kazuo Nishimura
    • 4
  1. 1.CEREMADEUniversity of Paris IX DauhineParis Cedex 16France
  2. 2.CERMSEMUniversity of Paris 1 — Pantheon SorbonneparisFrance
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  4. 4.Institute of Economic ResearchKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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