The characterization of chaos as a random-like response from a deterministic dynamical system with an extreme sensitivity to initial conditions is well-established, and has provided a stimulus to…

The classical optimal dividend problem of de Finetti is about how an insurance company should dynamically pay out dividends such that the resulting payoff to shareholders is maximized. The catch here…

In a complete markets economy with heterogeneous consumers whether consumers vanish or survive is determined entirely by discount factors and beliefs. All else equal, the (complete) market selects…

We consider the problem faced by a procurement agency that runs an auction-type mechanism to construct a menu (assortment of products with posted prices), from a set of differentiated products…

Adam K. Anderson, Cornell University October 3, 2013 The conference aimed to close the gap between two burgeoning fields of research at the intersection of aging, emotion, and health. On the one…