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A method for solving general equilibrium models with incomplete markets and many financial assets

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  • Evans, Martin D.D.
  • Hnatkovska, Viktoria

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This paper presents a numerical method for solving stochastic general equilibrium models with dynamic portfolio choice. The method can be applied to models with heterogeneous agents, time-varying investment opportunity sets, and incomplete asset markets. We illustrate the method using a two-country model with production. We check the accuracy of our method by comparing the numerical solution to a complete markets version of the model against its known analytic properties. We then apply the method to an incomplete markets version where no analytic solution is available. In all versions the standard accuracy tests confirm the effectiveness of our method.

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  • Evans, Martin D.D. & Hnatkovska, Viktoria, 2012. "A method for solving general equilibrium models with incomplete markets and many financial assets," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 36(12), pages 1909-1930.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:36:y:2012:i:12:p:1909-1930
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jedc.2012.05.010
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    Keywords

    Portfolio choice; Incomplete markets; Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models;

    JEL classification:

    • C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
    • D52 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Incomplete Markets
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions

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