Yongyang Cai

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Most current cost-benefit analyses of climate change policies suggest an optimal global climate policy that is significantly less stringent than the level required to meet the internationally agreed 2 °C target. This is partly because the sum of estimated economic damage of climate change across various sectors, such as energy use and changes in(More)
Numerical dynamic programming algorithms typically use Lagrange data to approximate value functions. This paper uses Hermite data obtained from the optimization step and applies Hermite interpolation to construct approximate value functions. Several examples show that Hermite interpolation significantly improves the accuracy of value function iteration with(More)
This paper introduces a dynamic stochastic integrated model of climate and economy (DSICE), and a numerical dynamic programming algorithm for its solution. More specifically, we solve an example with annual time periods, a six hundred year horizon, and shocks to the economic and climate system. Our dynamic programming methods solve such models on a laptop(More)
There is great uncertainty about future climate conditions and the appropriate policies for managing interactions between the climate and the economy. We develop a multidimensional computational model to examine how uncertainties and risks in the economic and climate systems affect the social cost of carbon (SCC)—that is, the present value of the marginal(More)
  • Yongyang Cai, Baeho Kim, Matthew Leduc, Kamil Szczegot, Yang Yixiao, Manuel Zammr
  • 2007
In this paper, we build an intraday model for volatility based on price change intensity. The quantity we model is thus named " volatensity ". The model is a combination of an Autoregressive Conditional Duration (ACD) structure resembling that of Engle and Russel (1998) and an additional term, inspired by the literature on Hawkes processes. The ACD(More)
Cai and Judd gratefully acknowledge NSF support (SES-0951576). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research. NBER working papers are circulated for discussion and comment purposes. They have not been peer-reviewed or been subject to the review by the NBER Board of(More)