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For every u(·) ∈ A(k), x(0) = x, k(0) = k, deﬁne J(x, k, u(·)) = lim sup T →∞ 1 E T T [h(x(t)) + c(u(t))] dt. 3) 0 The problem is to choose an admissible u(·) that minimizes the cost functional J(x, k, u(·)). We deﬁne the average-cost function as λ∗ (x, k) = inf u(·)∈A(k) J(x, k, u(·)). 4) We will show in the sequel that λ∗ (x, k) is independent of (x, k). So λ (x, k) is simply written as λ∗ hereafter. Now let us make the following assumptions on the cost functions h(x) and c(u), generator Q, and set M.

31) we have ∂W (x(t), k(t)) + QW (x(t), ·)(k(t)) ∂x ≥ λ − h(x(t)) − c(u(t)). 41) can be proved similarly as before. , the optimality of the control u∗ (·) in the (natural) class of all admissible controls. Let u(·) ∈ A(k) be any control and let x(·) be the corresponding surplus process. Suppose that J(x, k, u(·)) < λ. 44) Set f (t) = E[h(x(t)) + c(u(t))]. Without loss of generality we may assume that t 0 f (s) ds < ∞, for each t > 0, or else, we would have J(x, k, u(·)) = ∞. Note that J(x, k, u(·)) = lim sup T →∞ while 1 T ∞ ρJ ρ (x, k, u(·)) = ρ T f (s) ds, 0 e−ρs f (s) ds.

29) c(m) + Ch3 (1 + ((m + z)t)βh2 ) dt ≥ −C5 (1 + |x|βh2 +1 ), for some positive constant C5 (independent of ρ). 29). ✷ The next corollary shows the Lipschitz continuity of V ρ (x, k). 3. Let Assumptions (A1)–(A4) hold. The function V ρ (x, k), ρ > 0, is locally uniformly Lipschitz continuous in x. That is, for any bounded interval I ⊂ , there exists a constant C > 0 (independent of ρ) such that |V ρ (x, k) − V ρ (x, k)| ≤ C |x − x|, for all x, x ∈ I, and ρ > 0. Proof. 1 and the fact that V ρ (x, k), ρ > 0, are locally uniformly bounded.