The E-Correspondence Principle

18 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2007

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George W. Evans

University of Oregon - Department of Economics; University of St. Andrews - School of Economics and Finance

Seppo Honkapohja

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Aalto University School of Business; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research); Aalto University - School of Business

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Abstract

We present a new application of Samuelson's Correspondence Principle to the analysis of comparative dynamics in stochastic rational expectations models. Our version, which we call the E-correspondence principle, applies to rational expectations equilibria that are stable under least squares and closely related learning rules. With this technique it is sometimes possible to study, without explicitly solving for the equilibrium, how qualitative properties of the equilibrium are affected by changes in the model parameters. Applications to overlapping generations and New Keynesian models illustrate the potential of the technique.

Suggested Citation

Evans, George W. and Honkapohja, Seppo and Honkapohja, Seppo, The E-Correspondence Principle. Economica, Vol. 74, No. 293, pp. 33-50, February 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=956963 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0335.2006.00519.x

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