This volume contains the proceedings of the workshop on Optimization Theory and Related Topics, held in memory of Dan Butnariu, from January 11-14, 2010, in Haifa, Israel. An active researcher in various fields of applied mathematics, Butnariu published over 80 papers. His extensive bibliography is included in this volume. The articles in this volume cover many different areas of Optimization Theory and its applications: maximal monotone operators, sensitivity estimates via Lyapunov functions, inverse Newton transforms, infinite-horizon Pontryagin principles, singular optimal control problems with state delays, descent methods for mixed variational inequalities, games on MV-algebras, ergodic convergence in subgradient optimization, applications to economics and technology planning, the exact penalty property in constrained optimization, nonsmooth inverse problems, Bregman distances, retraction methods in Banach spaces, and iterative methods for solving equilibrium problems. This volume will be of interest to both graduate students and research mathematicians.
The Law and Economics of Article 102 TFEU is a comprehensive, integrated treatment of the legal and economic principles that underpin the application of Article 102 TFEU to the behaviour of dominant firms. Traditional concerns of monopoly behaviour, such as predatory pricing, refusals to deal, excessive pricing, tying and bundling, discount practices and unlawful discrimination are treated in detail through a review of the applicable economic principles, the case law and decisional practice and more recent economic and legal writings. In addition, the major constituent elements of Article 102 TFEU, such as market definition, dominance, effect on trade and applicable remedies are considered at length. Jointly authored by a lawyer and an economist, The Law and Economics of Article 102 TFEU contains an integrated approach to the legal and economic principles that frame policy in this major area of competition law. Although written primarily with practitioners and in-house lawyers in mind, it is essential reading for anyone with an interest in competition law enforcement against monopoly behaviour. Reviews of the First Edition: This is a truly outstanding book...With regard to many issues, the authors. .achieve an analytical depth which is not even matched by many journal contributions dealing exclusively with those particular subjects...a truly seminal book on Article 82 EC that should and will have a major impact on the further development of this area of EC competition law. The book not only deserves to but certainly also will be widely read by academic and practising lawyers and economists concerned with abuse control. Thomas Eilmansberger Common Market Law Review Vol 44. No 4 Being the first book dedicated to this subject, The Law and Economics of Article 82 EC sets the benchmark very high for any followers...a comprehensive study that adopts a fresh method to the consideration of Art.82 EC...One of the strongest features is perhaps the fact that the economics discussion contains hardly any equations and thus is absolutely accessible to non-economists...The Law and Economics of Article 82 EC can be thought of as saving the reader from having recourse to two separate books by combining the law and economics of Art.82 EC in a coherent framework without leaving anything essential out...a seminal guide for all those interested in Art.82 EC. Pinar Akman The Journal of Business Law March 2007 The text is lucid and there is a wealth of references to economic and legal materials and explanations in careful and substantial footnotes. I found answers to many questions I had not even thought of asking. The work is critical as well as practical...A second edition will be demanded soon after the Commission publishes its intentions next year. This scholarly, practical and very substantial work is warmly welcome. Valentine Korah World Competition Law and Economics Review June 2007 ...this book is one of the best I have come across...the first to thoroughly integrate the economic and legal discussions into a single text...an essential book for any practice dealing in competition law. I would also suggest that it should find its way into university and vocational training law libraries where...a better overall understanding of Art.82 will accrue. Philip Allery European Competition Law Review 2007 This book is an admirable achievement, and the authors are to be congratulated on producing a work of high class and great interest. It is handsomely produced, easy to read, and comprehensive in its scope. Its publication now is timely, as we await the next stage of the Commission's review of Article 82...a first-rate piece of work that will be highly influential in the years ahead and that will be gratefully referred to by everyone interested in this fascinating but difficult topic. It is very highly recommended. Richard Whish Competition Policy International Journal Autumn 2006, Vol. 2, No. 2 La structure de l'ouvrage, qui analyse consecutivement les notions de definition de marche, de position dominante, les differents abus et leurs remedes, est classique. Le contenu, en revanche, est engage...O'Donoghue et Padilla font /uvre de decomposition minutieuse et sans reel precedent du droit des pratiques unilaterales. Translation from the French :The structure of the book is classic. It analyses the concepts of definition of the market, of dominant position, of the various abuses and their remedies. The content, on the other hand, is highly original...O'Donoghue and Padilla engage in a searching analysis, one without any real precedent, of the law of unilateral practices. Simon Gen
Although a useful and important tool, the potential of mathematical modelling for decision making is often neglected. Considered an art by many and weird science by some, modelling is not as widely appreciated in problem solving and decision making as perhaps it should be. And although many operations research, management science, and optimization books touch on modelling techniques, the short shrift they usually get in coverage is reflected in their minimal application to problems in the real world. Illustrating the important influence of modelling on the decision making process, Optimization Modelling: A Practical Approach helps you come to grips with a wide range of modelling techniques.
Highlighting the modelling aspects of optimization problems, the authors present the techniques in a clear and straightforward manner, illustrated by examples. They provide and analyze the formulation and modelling of a number of well-known theoretical and practical problems and touch on solution approaches. The book demonstrates the use of optimization packages through the solution of various mathematical models and provides an interpretation of some of those solutions. It presents the practical aspects and difficulties of problem solving and solution implementation and studies a number of practical problems. The book also discusses the use of available software packages in solving optimization models without going into difficult mathematical details and complex solution methodologies.
The emphasis on modelling techniques rather than solution algorithms sets this book apart. It is a single source for a wide range of methods, classic theoretical and practical problems, data collection and input preparation, the use of different optimization software, and practical issues of modelling, model solving, and implementation. The authors draw directly from their experience to provide lessons learned when applying modelling techniques to practical problem solving and implementation difficulties.
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