The two-period rational inattention model: accelerations and analyses
Kurt Lewis ()
No 2008-22, Finance and Economics Discussion Series from Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US)
This paper demonstrates the properties of and a solution method for the more general two-period Rational Inattention model of Sims (2006). It is shown that the corresponding optimization problem is convex and can be solved very quickly. This paper also demonstrates a computational tool well-suited to solving Rational Inattention models and further illustrates a critique raised in Sims (2006) regarding Rational Inattention models whose solutions assume parametric formulations rather than solve for their optimally-derived, non-parametric counterparts.
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Journal Article: The Two-Period Rational Inattention Model: Accelerations and Analyses (2009)
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