By Michel Juillard, Douglas Laxton, Peter McAdam, Hope Pioro (auth.), Andrew Hughes Hallett, Peter McAdam (eds.)
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Either of the latter problems could also have prevented convergence, but equally they could have been fixed by experimenting with larger step sizes (larger values of the relaxation parameters) unless the solution was undefined because of singularity at the point of breakdown. That is not the case since the Fair-Taylor algorithms continued to find the solution without difficulty, and since larger step sizes (larger relaxation parameters) led to break downs just the same. This example therefore just shows how sensitive the Newton based algorithms may be to poorly chosen starts, leading to break down rather than divergence as such, even when a well defined solution exists.
But if we impose a non-negativity constraint, the model diverges. What other options could be used to make this algorithm work for small start values? 3, we have only the following possibilities. 1. 2. 3. Re-normalisation of the equations. Re-ordering of the equations. Transforming the model (de-Log the equations etc). Let us first try re-normalising. ER 4. RS and an incidence matrix (see Appendix) which shows that P can be solved recursively with respect to a simultaneous block consisting of the other three endogenous variables.
Indeed the latter proved insensitive to that problem altogether. This raises the problem of how one handles starts failure in Newton systems. The generalised remedies to algorithm failure include the following: 1. 2. Re-normalisation ofthe equations. Re-ordering ofthe equations. 3. 4. Transforming the model (de-Log the equations etc). e. more damping) to avoid illegal solution paths. 7 An illegal solution path is one requiring the algorithm to perform "illegal arithmetic" to evaluate a variable at some step along the way to the fmal solution (which won~, in itself, require illegal arithmetic).