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Solving the multi-country Real Business Cycle model using a perturbation method

  • Kollmann, Robert
  • Kim, Jinill
  • Kim, Sunghyun H.

This paper solves the multi-country RBC model described in den Haan et al. (this issue) and Juillard and Villemot (this issue), using a perturbation method. We explain how to apply first- and second-order versions of the gensys2.m algorithm to this model. The perturbation method is computationally cheap and can easily be applied to large models with possibly hundreds of state variables.

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Volume (Year): 35 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 203-206

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Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:35:y:2011:i:2:p:203-206
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