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Stability analysis in economic dynamics: A computational approach

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  • Halkos, George
  • Tsilika, Kyriaki

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Modern microeconomics and macroeconomics study dynamic phenomena. Dynamics could predict future states of an economy based on its structural characteristics. Economic dynamics are modeled in discrete and continuous time context, mainly via autonomous difference and differential equations. In this study, we use Xcas and Mathematica as software tools, in order to generate results concerning the dynamic properties of the solutions of the difference and differential equation(s) models and determine whether an economic equilibrium exists. Our computational approach does not require solving the difference or differential equation(s) and makes no assumptions for initial conditions. The results provide quantitative information based on the qualitative properties of the mathematical solutions. The computer codes are fully presented and can be reproduced as they are in computational-based research practice and education. The relevant output of CAS software is created in a way as to be interpreted without the knowledge of advanced mathematics.

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  • Halkos, George & Tsilika, Kyriaki, 2012. "Stability analysis in economic dynamics: A computational approach," MPRA Paper 41371, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. George Halkos & Kyriaki Tsilika, 2015. "Programming Identification Criteria in Simultaneous Equation Models," Computational Economics, Springer;Society for Computational Economics, vol. 46(1), pages 157-170, June.
    2. Halkos, George & Tsilika, Kyriaki, 2014. "Perspectives on integrating a computer algebra system into advanced calculus curricula," MPRA Paper 63898, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Halkos, George & Tsilika, Kyriaki, 2012. "Constructing a Generator of Matrices with Pattern," MPRA Paper 43614, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Stability conditions; software tools; economic equilibrium;
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    JEL classification:

    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
    • C02 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Mathematical Economics
    • C88 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Other Computer Software
    • C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium

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