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The theory of optimal stopping

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Published by Dover in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Optimal stopping (Mathematical statistics)

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    Statementby Y.S. Chow, Herbert Robbins, and David Siegmund.
    ContributionsRobbins, Herbert., Siegmund, David, 1941-, Chow, Yuan Shih, 1924-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA279.7 .C48 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 139 p. ;
    Number of Pages139
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1861538M
    ISBN 100486666506
    LC Control Number90019109

      The classic case for optimal stopping is called the “secretary problem.” The parameters are that one is examining a pool of candidates sequentially; one cannot define the absolute suitability of a choice with an independent metric, but only a rank order; and one cannot recall a candidate once he/she has been passed over.


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The Theory of Optimal Stopping Paperback – April 1, by Yuan Shih Chow (Author)Author: Yuan Shih Chow, Herbert Robbins, David Siegmund.

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Technometrics: Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. Cited by: 6. Optimal Stopping Rule We use the theory of optimal stopping rules for finite horizons =-=-=- to derive the bounds without recall. The finite horizon problem can be solved by using the backward induction principle.

Since the nodes cannot use more than K bands, we first obtain the optima. We develop a theory of optimal stopping under Knightian uncertainty. A suitable martingale theory for multiple priors is derived that extends the classical dynamic programming or Snell envelope approach to multiple priors.

We relate the multiple prior theory to the classical setup via a minimax theorem. t-measurable for each t>0, we say that the optimal stopping problem V is a standard problem.

If G t is not F t-measurable, we say that the optimal stopping problem V is a non-standard problem. The general optimal stopping theory is well-developed for standard problems. So, non-standard problems are typically solved by a reduction to standard ones.

4/File Size: KB. Robbins did the same in the book Great Expectations: The Theory of Optimal Stopping he co-authored with Yuan-Shih Chow and David Siegmund, where one can not miss the connection with the title of the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. According to Constance Reid, Courant finalized the title after a conversation with Thomas : Richard Courant and Herbert Robbins.

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The Existence of Optimal Rules. Regular Stopping Rules. The Principle of Optimality and the Optimality Equation. The Wald Equation. Prophet Inequalities. Exercises. Chapter 4. Applications. Markov Models. Selling an Asset With and Without Recall. Stopping a Discounted Sum.

Stopping a Sum With Negative Drift. Our dating question belongs to the wider class of optimal stopping problems — loosely speaking, situations where you have to decide when is the right time to take a given action (go for a relationship) after having gathered some experience (dated some people) in order to maximise your pay-off (romantic happiness).

The theory of optimal stopping is concerned with the problem of choosing a time to take a given action based on sequentially observed random variables in order to maximize an expected payoff or to minimize an expected cost.

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Optimal Stopping: In mathematics, the theory of optimal stopping or early stopping is concerned with the problem of choosing a time to take a particular action, in order to maximize an expected reward or minimize an expected cost.3/5. One of the most advanced aspects of this theory is the theory of optimal stopping rules, the development of which was considerably stimulated.

Sequential Stochastic Optimization provides mathematicians andapplied researchers with a well-developed framework in whichstochastic optimization problems can be formulated and ng much material that is either new or has never beforeappeared in book form, it lucidly presents a unified theory ofoptimal stopping and optimal sequential control of stochasticprocesses.

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Secretary Problem is a key example of the optimal stopping theory. Optimal Stopping Example. Now this strategy requires you would have to set the Author: Parvez Kose. theory of optimal one- and two-stopping problems to allow for problems where r>2 stops were possible [8].

The work of Ren e Carmona and Nizar Touzi in extended the optimal multiple stopping theory to include valuation procedures for swing options. In energy markets, option contracts exist that allow energy companies to buy excess energy.

book Great expectations: the theory of optimal stopping Yuan Shih Chow, Herbert Ellis Robbins, David Siegmund Published in in Boston Mass) by Houghton MifflinCited by: pure stopping without statistical structure was made by Snell (). In the ’s, papers of Chow and Robbins () and () gave impetus to a new interest and rapid growth of the subject.

The book, Great Expecta-tions: The Theory of Optimal Stopping by Chow, Robbins and Siegmund (), summarizes this : Li Qiang. Zabczyk J. () Introduction to the theory of optimal stopping. In: Kohlmann M., Vogel W. (eds) Stochastic Control Theory and Stochastic Differential Systems.

Lecture. The author shows that the majority of quickest detection problems can be reformulated as optimal stopping problems where the stopping time is the moment the occurrence of ‘disorder’ is signaled. Thus, considerable attention is devoted to the general theory of optimal stopping rules, and to its concrete problem-solving methods.

Search models illustrate how best to balance the cost of delay against the value of the option to try again. Mathematically, search models are optimal stopping problems. Macroeconomists have extended search theory by studying general equilibrium models in which one or more types of searchers interact.

The theory of Optimal Stopping was considerably stimulated by A. Wald ().He showed that – in contrast to the classical methods of the Mathematical Statistics, according to which the decision is taken in a fixed (and nonrandom) time – the methods of the sequential analysis take observations sequentially and the decision is taken, generally speaking, at a random time whose value is.

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Chow, Herbert Robbins [and] David Siegmund Houghton Mifflin Boston Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. Comprised of 27 chapters, this book begins with a discussion on optimal stopping of Brownian motion, followed by an analysis of sequential design of comparative clinical trials.

A two-sample sequential test for shift with one sample size fixed in advance is then presented. example in decision theory, the second in statistical sequential inference, and the third in the statistical design of experiments.

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The General Theory of Optimal Stopping Problems Introduction This chapter gives the background of optimal stopping problems and deals with the techniques used to solve the specific problems dealt with in later chapters. Section 1 presents a brief history of optimal stopping problems. The next section deals with Markov processes.

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Chow, K.K. Lan. The math problem is known by a lot of names – “the secretary problem,” “the fussy suitor problem,” “the sultan’s dowry problem” and “the optimal stopping problem.” Its answer.

From the general theory of Markovian stopping problems, the optimal stopping time τ* in (2), if such a time exists, can be characterized (see Theorem 3, Section in Shiryaev, ) as the. "In this book an alternative approach to optimal stopping problems is presented.

Its basic ideas and techniques are demonstrated on a much simpler level. Necessary notations and results of the theory of stochastic processes are introduced in a piece meal basis when they are needed. Certainly, the reading of the book is easier for readers.

In the s, the theory of optimal stopping emerged as a major tool in finance when Fischer Black and Myron Scholes discovered a pioneering formula for valuing stock options. That transformed the world’s financial markets and won Scholes and colleague Robert Merton the Nobel Prize in .A complete overview of the optimal stopping theory for both discrete-and continuous-time Markov processes can be found in the monograph of Shiryaev [].

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