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A Note on the Accuracy of Extended-Path Solution Methods for Dynamic General Equilibrium Economies

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We show that the deterministic Extended-Path (EP) method of Fair and Taylor (1983) solves standard dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models with similar accuracy to the best results reported in the literature for alternative methods. The EP method demands more computer time than other methods but has offsetting benefits in terms of simplicity and generality that make it an attractive choice.

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  • David R.F. Love, 2008. "A Note on the Accuracy of Extended-Path Solution Methods for Dynamic General Equilibrium Economies," Working Papers 0801, Brock University, Department of Economics, revised Apr 2008.
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    Keywords

    Dynamic stochastic equilibrium; computational methods; non-linear solutions;
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    • E10 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - General
    • E30 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • E37 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications

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