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Chaos and Sector-specific Externalities

  • David R. Stockman

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    (Department of Economics,University of Delaware)

Benhabib and Farmer (1996) explore the possibility of local indeterminacy in a twosector model with sector-speci c externalities. They nd that very small sector-specific externalities are su cient for local indeterminacy. In this case, it is possible to construct sunspot equilibria where extrinsic uncertainty matters. In this paper, I provide a global analysis of their model revealing the existence of Euler equation branching. This branching allows for regime switching equilibria with cycles and chaotic behavior. These equilibria occur whether the \local dynamics" are determinate or indeterminate.

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Paper provided by University of Delaware, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 07-17.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2007
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Handle: RePEc:dlw:wpaper:07-17.
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