Annals of Operations Research
Computable general equilibrium models and other types of variational inequalities play a key role in computational economics. This paper describes the design and implementation of a pathsearch damped Newton method for solving such problems. Our algorithm improves on the typical Newton method (which generates and solves a sequence of LCPs) in both speed and robustness. The underlying complementarity problem is reformulated as a normal map so that standard algorithmic enhancements of Newton's method for solving nonlinear equations can be easily applied. The solver is implemented as a GAMS subsystem, using an interface library developed for this purpose. Computational results obtained from a number of test problems arising in economics are given.
Dirkse, Steven P. and Ferris, Michael C., "A pathsearch damped Newton method for computing general equilibria" (1996). University Faculty Publications and Creative Works. 474.