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On Stationary Policies

David Blackwell
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (General)
Vol. 133, No. 1 (1970), pp. 33-37
Published by: Wiley for the Royal Statistical Society
DOI: 10.2307/2343810
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2343810
Page Count: 5
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On Stationary Policies
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Abstract

In dynamic programming, stationary policies are those whose choice at different times depends only on the current state occupied. The author proves that if there is an optimal policy, there is an optimal policy that is stationary. Several general comments are made, based on the facts established.

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