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General Equilibrium Models: An Overview

In: General Equilibrium Models for the Chilean Economy

  • Rómulo A. Chumacero

    (Banco Central de Chile)

  • Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel

    (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

This article reviews the literature on general equilibrium models, relevant to the Chilean economy, and revised versions of the papers presented at the Conference of General Equilibrium Models for the Chilean Economy organized by the Central Bank of Chile, that will be published in a book by the same name (edited by Rómulo Chumacero and Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel, 2005). This introductory chapter provides a brief overview of the development and application of three families of GEMs: macroeconomic GEMs, computable general equilibrium models, and overlapping generations models. We also summarize the scope and main results of the twelve GEMs that comprise the volume.

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This chapter was published in: Rómulo A. Chumacero & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel & Norman Loayza (Series Editor) & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel (Series Editor) (ed.) General Equilibrium Models for the Chilean Economy, , chapter 1, pages 001-027, 2005.
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