Fixer and MacFixer ProgramsΒΆ

Fixes, as used here, are ways to make a model work the way we want it to work, not necessarily the way that emerges from its equations. The power over a model that fixes provide certainly can be, and often has been, abused. Nonetheless, they have a legitimate role to play. Suppose, for example, we wish to consider the impacts of some event that the equations never dreamed of, like a natural disaster or a massive overhaul of the health care system. A fix then is the natural way to convey to the model that the equations are not to be trusted entirely.

Interdyme has three types of fixes:

  • those for macro variables
  • those for vectors and matrices
  • and a special type for industry output.

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