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Stable and Efficient Computational Methods for Dynamic Programming

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  • Yongyang Cai
  • Kenneth L. Judd

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Dynamic programming is the foundation of dynamic economic analysis and often requires numerical solution methods. Standard methods are either slow or unstable. These instabilities are avoided when one uses modern methods from numerical optimization and approximation. Furthermore, large dynamic programming problems can be solved by using modern parallel computing architectures. (JEL: K23, L26, L51) (c) 2010 by the European Economic Association.

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Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Journal of the European Economic Association.

Volume (Year): 8 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2-3 (04-05)
Pages: 626-634

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  1. Harold Cole & Felix Kubler, 2012. "Recursive Contracts, Lotteries and Weakly Concave Pareto Sets," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 15(4), pages 479-500, October.
  2. Yongyang Cai & Kenneth L. Judd & Thomas S. Lontzek, 2013. "The Social Cost of Stochastic and Irreversible Climate Change," NBER Working Papers 18704, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Yongyang Cai & Kenneth L. Judd & Thomas S. Lontzek & Valentina Michelangeli & Che-Lin Su, 2013. "Nonlinear Programming Method for Dynamic Programming," NBER Working Papers 19034, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Yongyang Cai & Kenneth Judd, 2013. "Shape-preserving dynamic programming," Computational Statistics, Springer, vol. 77(3), pages 407-421, June.
  5. Cai, Yongyang & Judd, Kenneth L., 2012. "Dynamic programming with shape-preserving rational spline Hermite interpolation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(1), pages 161-164.
  6. Yongyang Cai & Kenneth L. Judd & Rong Xu, 2013. "Numerical Solution of Dynamic Portfolio Optimization with Transaction Costs," NBER Working Papers 18709, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  7. Yongyang Cai & Kenneth L. Judd & Greg Thain & Stephen J. Wright, 2013. "Solving Dynamic Programming Problems on a Computational Grid," NBER Working Papers 18714, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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