Inserted: 4 mar 2010
Last Updated: 27 nov 2014
Journal: chapter in "Optimal Transportation, theory and applications", London Math. Soc.
Proceedings of the summer school "Optimal transport: Theory and applications"
These lecture notes present the main issues and ideas of some variational problems that use or touch the theory of Optimal Transportation. They all come from economic-oriented applications. Problems are presented through the main ideas, with almost no proofs, at a very informal level of presentation.
Keywords: Traffic congestion, urban planning, Wardrop equilibria, principal-agent problem, general equilibrium, Hotelling problem, local functional on measures