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Global dynamics in macroeconomics: an overlapping generations example

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  • Gomis-Porqueras, Pere
  • Haro, Alex

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In this paper, we present some techniques used in the dynamical systems literature that let us characterize the stable and unstable manifolds of a given dynamical system. As a result, we can study how an economy behaves as it moves far away from the steady state in an environment where economic agents do not face uncertainty. The underlying idea behind these methods is to compute the manifolds nonlocally by exploiting an invariance condition that analytically describes these manifolds. In order to illustrate these techniques, we present a general equilibrium model under two different policy regimes demonstrating that local and global dynamics of an economic system can be substantially different.
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  • Gomis-Porqueras, Pere & Haro, Alex, 2003. "Global dynamics in macroeconomics: an overlapping generations example," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 27(11-12), pages 1941-1959, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:27:y:2003:i:11-12:p:1941-1959
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    1. Zhigang Feng & Matthew Hoelle, 2017. "Indeterminacy in stochastic overlapping generations models: real effects in the long run," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 63(2), pages 559-585, February.
    2. Gomis-Porqueras, Pere & Haro, Alex, 2007. "Global bifurcations, credit rationing and recurrent hyperinflations," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 31(2), pages 473-491, February.
    3. Zhigang Feng, 2010. "Numerical Simulation of the Overlapping Generations Models with Indeterminacy," Levine's Working Paper Archive 661465000000001110, David K. Levine.
    4. Gomis-Porqueras, Pere & Haro, Àlex, 2009. "A geometric description of a macroeconomic model with a center manifold," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 33(6), pages 1217-1235, June.

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