Are Rational Explosive Solutions Learnable?
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It is commonly believed that rational explosive solutions are unstable or fragile under adaptive learning. Contrary to this belief, the paper shows that under realistic parameterizations, rational explosive solutions are both E-stable and strongly E-stable in a class of models with lagged endogenous variables. It also establishes the convergence of least squares learning process to explosive solutions. Taking a simple Cagan model of inflation as an application, the paper shows that money supply feedback rule gives rise to a rational explosive solution for prices which is learnable in real time. This provides a new potential explanation for historical high inflation. Finally, E-stability results for non-MSV explosive solutions are provided.
|Early online date||2 Jun 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2017|
- Money supply , Learnability , Inflation , E-stability