Comparing Solution Methods for Dynamic Equilibrium Economies

S. Boragan Aruoba, Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde and Juan F. Rubio-Ramirez , Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 30(12) , 2477-2508 , December 2006.

This paper compares solution methods for dynamic equilibrium economies. We compute and simulate the stochastic neoclassical growth model with leisure choice using first, second, and fifth order perturbations in levels and in logs, the finite elements method, Chebyshev polynomials, and value function iteration for several calibrations. We document the performance of the methods in terms of computing time, implementation complexity, and accuracy, and we present some conclusions based on the reported evidence.

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