Optimal feedbacks in techno-economic dynamics

Tarasyev AM, Watanabe C, & Zhu B (2002). Optimal feedbacks in techno-economic dynamics. International Journal of Technology Management 23 (7): 691-717. DOI:10.1504/IJTM.2002.003034.

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Abstract

The objective of this work is twofold: to design control strategies which optimize production, technology and their rates in a nonlinear model of economic growth; and to demonstrate the significance of this modeling approach by means of an empirical analysis. We formulate a problem of optimal R&D investment for a dynamic model, which binds production to technology. A discounted utility function, which correlates the amount of sales with the diversity in production, gives a criterion of optimality. We use the Pontryagin maximum principle for the design of an optimal nonlinear dynamics. On the basis of the theoretical analysis, we carry out an empirical analysis, which attempts to demonstrate the practical significance of the approach. For Japan's major manufacturing sectors, we compare optimal and actual levels of R&D intensities and identify sources of "pseudo innovation" in high-tech industries

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Dynamic Systems (DYN)
Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies (ECS)
Bibliographic Reference: International Journal of Technology Management; 23(7/8):691-717 (1 July 2002)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:14
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 12:47
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/6592

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