CFDP 1426

Indeterminacy, Nonparametric Calibration and Counterfactual Equilibria

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Publication Date: June 2003

Pages: 16

Abstract: 

We propose a nonparametric approach to multiple calibration of numerical general equilibrium models, where counterfactual equilibria are solutions to the Walrasian inequalities. We present efficient approximation schemes for deciding the solvability of Walrasian inequalities.

Keywords: 

Applied general equilibrium analysis, Walrasian inequalities, O-minimal structures, Monte Carlo algorithms

JEL Classification Codes:  C62, C63, D51, D58