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Chaotic dynamics in an overlapping generations model with myopic and adaptive expectations

Hung-Ju Chen, Ming-Chia Li and Yung-Ju Lin

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2008, vol. 67, issue 1, 48-56

Abstract: In this paper, we study dynamic behavior of an overlapping generations model under three different expectations: perfect foresight, myopic expectations and adaptive expectations. We show that economic transition under myopic or adaptive expectations is very different from that under perfect foresight. When agents are perfectly foresighted, dynamics is simple, with a unique steady state that is globally attracting. However, cycles and chaotic motion can appear under myopic and adaptive expectations. We study the possibility of Li-Yorke chaos under myopic expectations and entropic chaos under adaptive expectations.

Date: 2008
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