Solving the stochastic growth model by policy-function iteration

Journal Article

This article describes a computer algorithm that solves the stochastic growth model by iterating on a fixed-point equation in the decision rule determining consumption as a function of the state variables. This algorithm does not discretize the state space, but rather it preserves the continuous domain of the capital stock and the productivity shock. The main advantage of this algorithm is that it is based on a Euler equation and thus it has a straightforward generalization to dynamic economies that cannot be solved by a central planner, such as a non-Pareto optimal competitive economy. © 1990 American Statistical Association.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coleman, WJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 27 - 29

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-2707

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0735-0015

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07350015.1990.10509769

Citation Source

  • Scopus