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Numerical solution of linear models in economics: The SP-DG model revisited

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  • T. Andrade, G. Faria, V. Leite, F. Verona, M. Viegas

    (PhD students at Universidade do Porto, Portugal)

  • O. Afonso


    (CEMPRE and Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal)

  • P.B. Vasconcelos


    (CMUP and Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal)

In general, complex and large dimensional models are needed to solve real economic problems. Due to these characteristics, there is either no analytical solution for them or they are not attainable. As a result, solutions can be only obtained through numerical methods. Thus, the growing importance of computers in Economics is not surprising. This paper focuses on an implementation of the SP-DG model, using Matlab,developed by the students as part of the Computational Economics course. We also discuss some of our teaching/learning experience within the course, given for the first time in the FEP Doctoral Programme in Economics.

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Paper provided by Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto in its series FEP Working Papers with number 249.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2007
Handle: RePEc:por:fepwps:249
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