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Methods of Solution and Simulation for Dynamic Rational Expectations Models

  • Olivier J. Blanchard

Many methods have been proposed for the solution and simulation of medium or large size models under the assumption of rational expectations. The purpose of this paper is to present these methods, and to show how and where each can be applied. The methods fall into two groups. Methods in the first can be used to solve for perfect foresight paths in non-linear models. Methods in the second can be used in linear models, to solve either for paths or processes followed by endogenous variables. All the methods described here have been used in empirical applications and computer algorithms are available for most.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Technical Working Papers with number 0028.

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Date of creation: Mar 1983
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Publication status: published as Blanchard, Olivier J. "Methods of Solution and Simulation for Dynamic Rational Expectations Models." Economie Appliquee, Vol. XXXVI
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberte:0028
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