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Simulated Annealing: An Initial Application in Econometrics

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  • Goffe, William L
  • Ferrier, Gary D
  • Rogers, John

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A new global optimization algorithm simulated.annealing, is tested on a difficult econometric problem. The authors find that simulated annealing performs better than conventional algorithms. Citation Copyright 1992 by Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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  • Goffe, William L & Ferrier, Gary D & Rogers, John, 1992. "Simulated Annealing: An Initial Application in Econometrics," Computer Science in Economics & Management, Kluwer;Society for Computational Economics, vol. 5(2), pages 133-146, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:csecmg:v:5:y:1992:i:2:p:133-46
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    9. Stephen Coate & Michael Conlin & Andrea Moro, 2004. "The Performance of the Pivotal-Voter Model in Small-Scale Elections: Evidence from Texas Liquor Referenda," NBER Working Papers 10797, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    10. Max E. Jerrell, "undated". "Automatic Differentiation and Interval Arithmetic for Estimation of Disequilibrium Models," Computing in Economics and Finance 1996 _028, Society for Computational Economics.

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