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Solving dynamic models: Theory and Applications

Objective

The computation of equilibria in dynamic stochastic general
equilibrium models with heterogeneous agents has become
increasingly important in macroeconomics and public
finance. For a given example-economy, i.e. a given specification of
preferences, technologies and market-arrangements these methods
compute an (approximate) equilibrium and allow for quantitative
statements about one equilibrium of the example-economy.
Through these so-called 'computational experiments'
many economic insights can be obtained by analyzing
quantitative features of realistically calibrated models.
Unfortunately, economists often use ad hoc computational methods
with poorly understood properties that produce approximate solutions
of unknown quality.
The research-project outlined in this proposal
has three goals: Building theoretical foundations
for analyzing dynamic equilibrium models, developing efficient and stable
algorithms for the computation of equilibria in large scale models and
applying these algorithms to macroeconomic policy analysis.

Call for proposal

ERC-2011-StG_20101124
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Host institution

University of Zurich
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Switzerland

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Principal investigator
Felix Egbert Kübler (Prof.)
Administrative Contact
Felix Egbert Kübler (Prof.)
EU contribution
€ 1 114 800

Beneficiaries (1)

University of Zurich
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 114 800
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Principal investigator
Felix Egbert Kübler (Prof.)
Administrative Contact
Felix Egbert Kübler (Prof.)