Comparing Solution Methods for Dynamic Equilibrium Economies

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2003-27

39 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2004

See all articles by S. Borağan Aruoba

S. Borağan Aruoba

University of Maryland - Department of Economics

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Juan Francisco Rubio-Ramirez

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - Research Department

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Date Written: October 2003

Abstract

This paper compares solution methods for dynamic equilibrium economies. The authors compute and simulate the stochastic neoclassical growth model with leisure choice using Undetermined Coefficients in levels and in logs, Finite Elements, Chebyshev Polynomials, Second and Fifth Order Perturbations and Value Function Iteration for several calibrations. The authors document the performance of the methods in terms of computing time, implementation complexity and accuracy and they present some conclusions about their preferred approaches based on the reported evidence.

Keywords: Dynamic equilibrium economies, computational methods, linear and nonlinear solution methods

JEL Classification: C63, C68, E37

Suggested Citation

Aruoba, S. Boragan and Fernández-Villaverde, Jesús and Rubio-Ramirez, Juan Francisco, Comparing Solution Methods for Dynamic Equilibrium Economies (October 2003). FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2003-27. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=488845 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.488845

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