Here is the syntax of the new homotopy mechanism for steady state computation.

The corresponding options in steady command are:

Parameters or exogenous variables (in deterministic models) for which we need to change values are declared in a homotopy_setup block.

Each line of this block must use one of the two following syntaxes:



alpha, 0.3, 0.3^2;
psi, 2*0.5;

In this example it is necessary to initialize psi elsewhere in the mod file, but not alpha.

Homotopy mode 1

In this mode, the distance between the boudaries for each parameter is divided in as many intervals as there are steps and the problem is solved as many times.

Homotopy mode 2

Same as above, but only one parameter/exogenous is changed at a time. Variables are processed in the order of their declaration in homotopy_setup. The problem is solved nbr of parameters/exogenous times nbr of steps times.

Homotopy mode 3

Dynare tries first the most extreme values. If it fails to compute the steady state, the interval between initial and desired values is divided by two for each parameter. Every time that it is impossible to find a steady state, the previous interval is divided by two. When one succeed to find a steady state, the previous interval is multiplied by two. In that last case homotopy_steps contains the maximum number of computations attempted before giving up.

DynareWiki: HomoTopy (last edited 2009-03-25 17:11:55 by localhost)