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The computational experiment: an econometric tool

  • Finn E. Kydland
  • Edward C. Prescott

A specification of the steps in designing a computational experiment to address a well-posed quantitative question, emphasizing that the computational experiment is an econometric tool used in the task of deriving the quantitative implications of theory.

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Date of creation: 1994
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