A class of scalar nonlinear difference equations with delay is considered. Sufficient conditions for the global asymptotic stability of a unique equilibrium are given. Applications in economics and other fields lead to consideration of associated optimal control problems. An optimal control problem of maximizing a consumption functional is stated. The existence of optimal solutions is established and their stability (the turnpike property) is proved.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Control and Optimization
- Applied Mathematics