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Numerical Strategies for Solving the Nonlinear Rational Expectations Commodity Market Model

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  • Miranda, Mario J

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In this paper, I compare the accuracy, efficiency and stability of different numerical strategies for computing approximate solutions to the nonlinear rational expectations commodity market model. I find that polynomial and spline function collocation methods are superior to the space discretization, linearization and least squares curve-fitting methods that have been preferred by economists in the past. Citation Copyright 1998 by Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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Article provided by Society for Computational Economics in its journal Computational Economics.

Volume (Year): 11 (1998)
Issue (Month): 1-2 (April)
Pages: 71-87

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Handle: RePEc:kap:compec:v:11:y:1998:i:1-2:p:71-87

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  1. Peterson, Hikaru Hanawa & Tomek, William G., 2003. "How Much Of Commodity Price Behavior Can A Rational Expectations Storage Model Explain?," Staff Papers 30712, Kansas State University, Department of Agricultural Economics.
  2. Miranda, Mario J. & Glauber, Joseph W., 1995. "Solving Stochastic Models Of Competitive Storage And Trade By Chebychev Collocaton Methods," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 24(1), April.
  3. Frechette, Darren L., 1999. "The Supply Of Storage Under Heterogeneous Expectations," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 31(03), December.
  4. Ryo Kato & Shinichi Nishiyama, 2001. "Optimal Monetary Policy When Interest Rates are Bound at Zero," Working Papers 01-12, Ohio State University, Department of Economics.
  5. Mitraille, S├ębastien & Thille, Henry, 2009. "Monopoly behaviour with speculative storage," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 33(7), pages 1451-1468, July.
  6. Christophe Gouel, 2013. "Comparing Numerical Methods for Solving the Competitive Storage Model," Computational Economics, Society for Computational Economics, vol. 41(2), pages 267-295, February.
  7. Peterson, Hikaru Hanawa & Tomek, William G., 2000. "Commodity Price Behavior: A Rational Expectations Storage Model of Corn," Working Papers 127682, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
  8. Srinivasan, P. V. & Jha, Shikha, 2001. "Liberalized trade and domestic price stability. The case of rice and wheat in India," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(2), pages 417-441, August.
  9. Vedenov, Dmitry V., 2003. ""Irrational" Planting Behavior As Rational Expectations Of Government Support," 2003 Annual Meeting, February 1-5, 2003, Mobile, Alabama 35237, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

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