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Nonlinear difference equations, bifurcations and chaos: An introduction

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The aim of these lecture notes is to present a few mathematical facts about the bifurcations of nonlinear difference equations, in a concise and simple form that might be useable by economic theorists.

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  • Grandmont, Jean-Michel, 2008. "Nonlinear difference equations, bifurcations and chaos: An introduction," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 62(3), pages 122-177, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:reecon:v:62:y:2008:i:3:p:122-177
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