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Envelope condition method versus endogenous grid method for solving dynamic programming problems

  • Lilia Maliar

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    (Universidad de Alicante)

  • Serguei Maliar

    (Universidad de Alicante)

We introduce an envelope condition method (ECM) for solving dynamic programming problems. The ECM method is simple to implement, dominates conventional value function iteration and is comparable in accuracy and cost to Carroll’s (2005) endogenous grid method. Codes are available.

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Paper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie AD with number 2013-07.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2013
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Publication status: Published by Ivie
Handle: RePEc:ivi:wpasad:2013-07
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  1. Francisco Barillas & Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, 2006. "A Generalization of the Endogenous Grid Method," Levine's Bibliography 122247000000001200, UCLA Department of Economics.
  2. Kenneth L. Judd & Lilia Maliar & Serguei Maliar, 2012. "Merging Simulation and Projection Approaches to Solve High-Dimensional Problems," NBER Working Papers 18501, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Kenneth L. Judd & Lilia Maliar & Serguei Maliar, 2011. "Numerically stable and accurate stochastic simulation approaches for solving dynamic economic models," Quantitative Economics, Econometric Society, vol. 2(2), pages 173-210, 07.
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  5. Serguei Maliar & Lilia Maliar & Kenneth L. Judd, 2010. "Solving the Multi-Country Real Business Cycle Model Using Ergodic Set Methods," NBER Working Papers 16304, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  6. Santos, Manuel S., 1999. "Numerical solution of dynamic economic models," Handbook of Macroeconomics, in: J. B. Taylor & M. Woodford (ed.), Handbook of Macroeconomics, edition 1, volume 1, chapter 5, pages 311-386 Elsevier.
  7. Cai, Yongyang & Judd, Kenneth L., 2012. "Dynamic programming with shape-preserving rational spline Hermite interpolation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(1), pages 161-164.
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  9. Villemot, Sébastien, 2012. "Accelerating the resolution of sovereign debt models using an endogenous grid method," Dynare Working Papers 17, CEPREMAP.
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