Courses Bachelor Display 2020-2021
|Dynamic Modelling and Dynamic Optimisation
Ton Storcken, Hans de Graaff
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In this course the student will learn to analyse stability properties of equilibria of dynamic systems in qualitative terms,
to apply the maximum principle to optimal control problems, draw phase diagrams with Mathematica and use these to analyse solutions of optimal control problems.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS. Besides a great amount of static models in Economic Theory dynamic models are also frequently studied. These models can be found in various fields such as Macro and Micro Economics, Public Choice, Game Theory and Finance. First, dynamic models, in terms of systems of differential equations are studied with respect to stability. Next optimal control problems are solved by means of the maximum principle of Pontryagin. Applications range from optimal investment to optimal fishing and problems concerning environmental economics.
Léonard, D. and N. van Long, Optimal Control Theory and Static Optimization in Economics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1992, ISBN 0-521-33746-1
Electronic Courseware for Mathematica.
The student should be familiar with
- linear differential equations,
- non-linear optimisation,
- standard calculus on functions of more than one variable.
Exchange students need to follow a Bachelor in economics.
An advanced level of English.
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