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Testing for a unique equilibrium in applied general equilibrium models

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  • Sami Dakhlia

    (Washington-University-in-St.-Louis)

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This paper introduces a new and computationally inexpensive method to test for uniqueness of equilibrium in exchange economies.

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  • Sami Dakhlia, 1997. "Testing for a unique equilibrium in applied general equilibrium models," GE, Growth, Math methods 9709002, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpge:9709002
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    Keywords

    critical equilibria multiplicity uniqueness computation applied general equilibrium models delta method jumps catastrophy;

    JEL classification:

    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
    • C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models

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