Accuracy of stochastic perturbation methods: The case of asset pricing models
This paper investigates the accuracy of a perturbation method in approximating the solution to stochastic equilibrium models under rational expectations. As a benchmark model, we use a version of asset pricing models proposed by Burnside  which admits a closed-form solution while not making the assumptions of certainty equivalence. We then check the accuracy of perturbation methods -extended to a stochastic environment- against the closed form solution. Second an especially fourth order expansions are then found to be more efficient than standard linear approximation, as they are able to account for higher order moments of the distribution.
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