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Accuracy of Simulations for Stochastic Dynamic Models

  • Manuel S. Santos
  • Adrian Peralta-Alva

This paper provides a general framework for the simulation of stochastic dynamic models. Our analysis rests upon a continuity property of invariant distributions and a generalized law of large numbers. We then establish that the simulated moments from numerical approximations converge to their exact values as the approximation errors of the computed solutions converge to zero. These asymptotic results are of further interest in the comparative study of dynamic solutions, model estimation, and derivation of error bounds for the simulated moments.

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Date of creation: 23 Sep 2003
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