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Mechanics of forming and estimating dynamic linear economies

In: Handbook of Computational Economics

  • Anderson, Evan W.
  • McGrattan, Ellen R.
  • Hansen, Lars Peter
  • Sargent, Thomas J.

This paper catalogues formulas that are useful for estimating dynamic linear economic models. We describe algorithms for computing equilibria of an economic model and for recursively computing a Gaussian likelihood function and its gradient with respect to parameters. We display an application to Rosen, Murphy, and Scheinkman's (1994) model of cattle cycles.

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  • H. M. Amman & D. A. Kendrick & J. Rust (ed.), 1996. "Handbook of Computational Economics," Handbook of Computational Economics, Elsevier, edition 1, volume 1, number 1, 00.
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