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Chaotic Equilibria in Models with Ill-Defined Forward Dynamics

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  • David Stockman

    () (Department of Economics,University of Delaware)

  • Judy Kennedy

    () (Department of Mathematics,University of Delaware)

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Some economic models like the cash-in-advance model of money or overlapping generations model have the property that the dynamics are ill-defined going forward in time, but well-defined going backward in time. In such instances, what does it mean for an ill-defined dynamical system to be chaotic? Furthermore, under what conditions are such dynamical systems chaotic? In this paper, we provide a definition of chaotic that is in the spirit of Devaney for a dynamical system with ill-defined forward dynamics. We utilize the theory of inverse limits to provide necessary and sufficient conditions for such a dynamical system to be chaotic

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  • David Stockman & Judy Kennedy, 2006. "Chaotic Equilibria in Models with Ill-Defined Forward Dynamics," Working Papers 06-03, University of Delaware, Department of Economics.
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    1. Mendes, Diana A. & Mendes, Vivaldo M., 2008. "Stability analysis of an implicitly defined labor market model," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 387(15), pages 3921-3930.

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    Keywords

    cash-in-advance; overlapping generations; chaos; inverse limits;

    JEL classification:

    • C6 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • E4 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates

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