## Controlled Markov Processes and Viscosity SolutionsThis book is an introduction to optimal stochastic control for continuous time Markov processes and the theory of viscosity solutions. It covers dynamic programming for deterministic optimal control problems, as well as to the corresponding theory of viscosity solutions. New chapters in this second edition introduce the role of stochastic optimal control in portfolio optimization and in pricing derivatives in incomplete markets and two-controller, zero-sum differential games. |

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In order to complete the formulation of an optimal control problem, we must specify for each initial data (t, x) a set U(t, x) ⊂ U0(t) of

In order to complete the formulation of an optimal control problem, we must specify for each initial data (t, x) a set U(t, x) ⊂ U0(t) of

**admissible controls**and a payoff functional J(t, x;u) to be minimized. Page 8

We admit controls G Z/{(t,x), where Z/{(t,ac) is nonempty and satisfies the following “switching” condition (3.9). Roughly speaking, condition (3.9) states that if we replace an

We admit controls G Z/{(t,x), where Z/{(t,ac) is nonempty and satisfies the following “switching” condition (3.9). Roughly speaking, condition (3.9) states that if we replace an

**admissible control**by another admissible one after a ... Page 9

We start with a simple property of V. Let r /\ T : min(r, T). Recall that g is the boundary cost (see (3.5)). Lemma 4.1. For every initial condition (t, ac) G Q,

We start with a simple property of V. Let r /\ T : min(r, T). Recall that g is the boundary cost (see (3.5)). Lemma 4.1. For every initial condition (t, ac) G Q,

**admissible control**G Z/{(t,;v) and t § r § t1, we have <4-2) vc. Page 10

r § T. For any 5 > 0, choose an

r § T. For any 5 > 0, choose an

**admissible control**G Z/l(r,ac(r)) such that [T1 L(-9. 1111(8). u1($))d$ + @1701, $101)) S V(r, rv(r)) + 5Here .131 is the state at time s corresponding to the control and initial condition (r, ac(r)), ... Page 11

Hence to determine the optimal control u∗(t), it suffices to analyze (4.3) with r arbitrarily close to t. ... An

Hence to determine the optimal control u∗(t), it suffices to analyze (4.3) with r arbitrarily close to t. ... An

**admissible control**u(·) ∈ U(t,x) is δ-optimal at (t, x) if any only if it is δ-optimal at every (r, x(r)) with r ∈ [t, ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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### Contents

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Viscosity Solutions | 57 |

Differential Games | 375 |

A Duality Relationships 397 | 396 |

References | 409 |

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