Maliar, L. and S. Maliar
Computational Economics – 26/2 (2005), 163-172
Keywords: neoclassical growth model,numerical methods,quasi-geometric hyperbolic discounting,time-inconsistency
Abstract: he standard neoclassical growth model with quasi-geometric discounting is shown elsewhere (Krusell, P. and Smith, A., CEPR Discussion Paper No. 2651, 2000) to have multiple solutions. As a result, value-iterative methods fail to converge. The set of equilibria is however reduced if we restrict our attention to the interior (satisfying the Euler equation) solution. We study the performance of a grid-based Euler-equation methods in the given context. We find that such a method converges to an interior solution in a wide range of parameter values, not only in the “test” model with the closed-form solution but also in more general settings, including those with uncertainty.