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Comparing Solution Methods for DSGE Models with Labor Market Search

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I compare the performance of solution methods in solving a standard real business cycle model with labor market search frictions. Under the conventional calibration, the model is solved by the projection method using the Chebyshev polynomials as its basis, and the perturbation methods up to third order in both levels and logs. Evaluated by two accuracy tests, the projection approximation achieves the highest degree of accuracy, closely followed by the third order perturbation in levels. Although different in accuracy, all the approximated solutions produce simulated moments similar in value.

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  • Hong Lan, 2014. "Comparing Solution Methods for DSGE Models with Labor Market Search," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2014-049, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Computational methods; DSGE; Business cycles; Search and matching; Accuracy test;

    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles

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