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The Comparative Static Effects of Many Changes


  • Mahadeva, L.


This article explains how changing many structural parameters by discrete amounts affect many variables of interest when we have no explicit expressions for the variables of interest in terms of the structural parameters. Although the matrix multiplying a vector of discrete changes in parameters into the changes in the vector of variables is not the same matrix as would multiply a vector of infinitesimal changes, these matrices share some useful properties.

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  • Mahadeva, L., 1997. "The Comparative Static Effects of Many Changes," Economics Working Papers eco97/33, European University Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:eui:euiwps:eco97/33

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    JEL classification:

    • C60 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - General
    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General


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