Azzato, Jeffrey D. and Krawczyk, Jacek B. (2008): A parallel Matlab package for approximating the solution to a continuous-time stochastic optimal control problem.
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This article is a modified version of [AK06]. Both articles explain how a suite of MATLAB routines distributed under the generic name SOCSol can be used to obtain optimal solutions to continuous-time stochastic optimal control problems. The difference between the SOCSol suites described by the articles arises from the underlying computing platforms used. This article describes a beta version of SOCSol that utilises the MATLAB Parallel Computing Toolbox, while [AK06] describes a version of SOCSol that does not use parallel computing methods.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||A parallel Matlab package for approximating the solution to a continuous-time stochastic optimal control problem|
|Keywords:||Computational techniques; Economic software; Computational methods in stochastic optimal control; Computational economics; Approximating Markov decision chains|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6 - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C63 - Computational Techniques; Simulation Modeling
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C8 - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs > C87 - Econometric Software
|Depositing User:||Jeffrey Azzato|
|Date Deposited:||14. Aug 2008 02:52|
|Last Modified:||22. Feb 2013 06:18|
[AK06] Jeffrey D. Azzato and Jacek B. Krawczyk. SOCSol4L: An improved MATLAB package for approximating the solution to a continuous-time stochastic optimal control problem. Working paper, School of Ecnomics and Finance, Victoria University of Wellington, Dec 2006.
[AK08] Jeffrey D. Azzato and Jacek B. Krawczyk. A report on using parallel MATLAB for solutions to stochastic optimal control problems. Working paper, School of Ecnomics and Finance, Victoria University of Wellington, Jul 2008.
[Kra01] Jacek B. Krawczyk. A Markovian approximated solution to a portfolio management problem. ITEM., 1(1), 2001. Available at http://www.item.woiz.polsl.pl/issue/journal1.htm on 22/04/2008.
[Kra05] J. B. Krawczyk. Numerical solutions to lump-sum pension problems that can yield left-skewed fund return distributions. In Christophe Deissenburg and Richard F. Hartl, editors, Optimal Control and Dynamic Games, number 7 in Advances in Computational Management Science, chapter 10, pages 155–176. Springer, New York, 2005.
[KW97] Jacek B. Krawczyk and Alistor Windsor. An approximated solution to continuous-time stochastic optimal control problems through Markov decision chains. Technical Report 9dbis, School of Economics and Finance, Victoria University of Wellington, 1997. Available at http://ideas.repec.org/p/wpa/wuwpco/9710001.html on 31/07/2008.
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