Computing Economic Chaos
Computational Economics. Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 289-301, 2004
13 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2005 Last revised: 18 Apr 2018
Date Written: 2004
Existence theory in economics is usually in real domains such as the findings of chaotic trajectories in models of economic growth, tatonnement, or overlapping generations models. Computational examples, however, sometimes converge rapidly to cyclic orbits when in theory they should be nonperiodic almost surely. We explain this anomaly as the result of digital approximation and conclude that both theoretical and numerical behavior can still illuminate essential features of the real data.
Keywords: Chaos, computer-generated chaos, computational approximation, tent map, simulations, computational economics
JEL Classification: C61, C63, C88
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