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Existence of adaptively stable sunspot equilibria near an indeterminate steady state

  • Evans, George W.
  • Honkapohja, Seppo

We examine the nonlinear model Xt = Et F(xt+1) . Markov SSEs exist near an indeterminate steady state, X = F(X), provided F´(X)> 1. We show that there exist Markov SSEs that are E-stable, and therefore locally stable under adaptive learning, if F´(X)

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Volume (Year): 111 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 125-134

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jetheo:v:111:y:2003:i:1:p:125-134
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