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Approximations to viability kernels for sustainable macroeconomic policies

  • Krawczyk, Jacek B
  • Pharo, Alastair
  • Simpson, Mark

Maintaining an open economy within certain bounds on inflation, output gap and exchange rate can help sustainable economic development. Macroeconomics proposes monetary-policy models that describe evolution of the above quantities. We use one such model, constituted by a four-metastate one-control system, to compute viability kernel approximations that one can use to assist the central bank to establish "sustainable" policies. We propose a simple heuristic algorithm that leads to kernel approximations for this and similar models.

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Paper provided by Victoria University of Wellington, School of Economics and Finance in its series Working Paper Series with number 1531.

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Date of creation: 2011
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