Solving Ramsey Problems with Nonlinear Projection Methods
This paper applies nonlinear projection methods to solve Ramsey problems in a stochastic monetary economy. The presence of nonlinear distortions in the Ramsey problem requires the use of a solution procedure which captures these effects. The nonlinear projection method, even with low-order Chebyshev polynomials as employed in this paper, is able to capture a significant portion of the Jensen's inequality effects. As an example of the usefulness of nonlinear projection methods, we examine Barro's (1987, 1979) conjecture that welfare gains are available from policy smoothing with debt. Increases in the volatility of distortionary monetary policy are more than offset by declines in the volatility of distortionary labor taxes so that introduction of debt is welfare enhancing.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 9 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: https://www.degruyter.com|
|Order Information:||Web: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/snde|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bpj:sndecm:v:9:y:2005:i:2:n:3. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Peter Golla)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.