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Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Ramon Marimon and Andrew Scott (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248278
eISBN:
9780191596605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248273.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Macroeconomics increasingly uses stochastic dynamic general equilibrium models to understand theoretical and policy issues. Unless very strong assumptions are made, understanding the properties of ... More


Introduction: From Pipeline Economics to Computational Economics

Ramon Marimon and Andrew Scott

in Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248278
eISBN:
9780191596605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248273.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Starts by looking at the advances in macroeconomics that have been made since A. W. Phillips's 1958 Economica paper and his physical economic model (made of piping and valves) designed to teach ... More


Computation of Equilibria in Heterogeneous‐Agent Models

José‐Víctor Ríos‐Rull

in Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248278
eISBN:
9780191596605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248273.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

There are many questions in economics for which heterogeneous‐agent dynamic models (i.e. models populated by agents that are different from each other) have to be used to provide answers. The first ... More


Finite‐Difference Methods for Continuous‐Time Dynamic Programming

Graham V. Candler

in Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248278
eISBN:
9780191596605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248273.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Introduces some of the methods and underlying ideas behind computational fluid dynamics—in particular, the use is discussed of finite‐difference methods for the simulation of dynamic economies. A ... More


A Toolkit for Analysing Nonlinear Dynamic Stochastic Models Easily

Harald Uhlig

in Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248278
eISBN:
9780191596605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248273.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

An extensive treatment is provided of methods that use log‐linear approximations to solve nonlinear dynamic discrete‐time stochastic models. These methods, based on their linear counterparts, have ... More


Discrete State‐Space Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Craig Burnside

in Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248278
eISBN:
9780191596605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248273.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

A number of numerical methods are discussed for solving dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models that fall within the common category of discrete state‐space methods. These methods can be ... More


The Parameterized Expectations Approach: Some Practical Issues

Albert Marcet and Guido Lorenzoni

in Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248278
eISBN:
9780191596605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248273.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Some practical issues are discussed that relate to the use of the parameterized expectations approach (PEA) for solving nonlinear stochastic dynamic models with rational expectations. This approach ... More


Application of Weighted Residual Methods to Dynamic Economic Models

Ellen R. McGrattan

in Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248278
eISBN:
9780191596605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248273.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Many problems in economics require the solution to a functional equation as an intermediate step, and typically, decision functions are sought that satisfy a set of Euler conditions or a value ... More


Linear Quadratic Approximations: An Introduction

Javier Díaz‐Giménez

in Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248278
eISBN:
9780191596605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248273.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This is a brief introduction to dynamic programming and the method of using linear quadratic (LQ) approximations to the return function; the method is an approximation because it computes the ... More


Solving Nonlinear Rational Expectations Models by Eigenvalue–Eigenvector Decompositions

Alfonso Novales, Emilio Domínguez, Javier J. Pérez, and Jesús Ruiz

in Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248278
eISBN:
9780191596605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248273.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Discusses the main issues involved in practical applications of solution methods that have been proposed for rational expectations models, based on eigenvalue–eigenvector decompositions. It starts by ... More


Computing Models of Social Security

Ayşe İmrohoroğlu, Selahattin İmrohoroğlu, and Douglas H. Joines

in Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248278
eISBN:
9780191596605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248273.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

A core topic of current economic research (and policy debate) is the evaluation of social security systems and their possible reforms. Shows how models of social security can be computed in economies ... More


Optimal Fiscal Policy in a Linear Stochastic Economy

Thomas J. Sargent and François R. Velde

in Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248278
eISBN:
9780191596605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248273.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The Lucas and Stokey (1983) economy without capital is used to exhibit features of the Lucas and Stokey model of optimal taxation, and show how they compare with Barro's (1979) tax‐smoothing model. ... More


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