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The '''control variates''' method is a [[variance reduction]] technique used in [[Monte Carlo methods]]. It exploits information about the errors in estimates of known quantities to reduce the error of an estimate of an unknown quantity.<ref>Glasserman, P. (2004). ''Monte Carlo Methods in Financial Engineering''. New York: Springer. ISBN 03870045130-387-00451-3 (p. 185)</ref>
==Underlying principle==
* Ross, Sheldon M. (2002) ''Simulation'' 3rd edition ISBN 978-01259805310-12-598053-1
* Averill M. Law & W. David Kelton (2000), ''Simulation Modeling and Analysis'', 3rd edition. ISBN 0-07-116537-1
* S. P. Meyn (2007) ''Control Techniques for Complex Networks'', Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521884419978-0-521-88441-9. [ Downloadable draft] (Section 11.4: Control variates and shadow functions)
[[Category:Monte Carlo methods]]