Solving Rational Expectations Models Using Excel
Simple problems of discrete-time optimal control can be solved using a standard spreadsheet software. The employed-solution method of backward iteration is intuitively understandable, does not require any programming skills, and is easy to implement so that it is suitable for classroom exercises with rational-expectations models. The author explains the method in general and shows how the basic models of neoclassical growth and real business cycles are solved using Microsoft Excel.
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Volume (Year): 35 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
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