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Two Algorithms for Solving the Walrasian Equilibrium Inequalities

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  • Donald J. Brown

    () (Economic Growth Center, Yale University)

  • Ravi Kannan

    () (Yale University)

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We propose two algorithms for deciding if the Walrasian equilibrium inequalities are solvable. These algorithms may serve as nonparametric tests for multiple calibration of applied general equilibrium models or they can be used to compute counterfactual equilibria in applied general equilibrium models defined by the Walrasian equilibrium inequalities.

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  • Donald J. Brown & Ravi Kannan, 2006. "Two Algorithms for Solving the Walrasian Equilibrium Inequalities," Working Papers 945, Economic Growth Center, Yale University.
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    Keywords

    Applied general equilibrium analysis; Walrasian equilibrium inequalities; calaibration;

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    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
    • C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models

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