Exogenous versus endogenous for chaotic business cycles

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AKHMET M., Akhmetova Z., Fen M. O.

Discontinuity, Nonlinearity, and Complexity, vol.5, no.2, pp.101-119, 2016 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5890/dnc.2016.06.001
  • Journal Name: Discontinuity, Nonlinearity, and Complexity
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-119
  • Keywords: Attraction of chaotic cycles, Business cycle models, Chaotic business cycle, Exogenous shocks, Period-doubling cascade
  • TED University Affiliated: No


We propose a novel approach to generate chaotic business cycles in a deterministic setting. Rather than producing chaos endogenously, we consider aggregate economic models with limit cycles and equilibriums, subject them to chaotic exogenous shocks and obtain chaotic cyclical motions. Thus, we emphasize that chaotic cycles, which are inevitable in economics, are not only interior properties of economic models, but also can be considered as a result of interaction of several economical systems. This provides a comprehension of chaos (unpredictability, lack of forecasting) and control of chaos as a global economic phenomenon from the deterministic point of view. We suppose that the results of our paper are contribution to the mixed exogenous-endogenous theories of business cycles in classification by P.A. Samuelson [1]. Moreover, they demonstrate that the irregularity of the extended chaos can be structured, and this distinguishes them from the generalized synchronization. The advantage of the knowledge of the structure is that by applying instruments, which already have been developed for deterministic chaos, one can control the chaos, emphasizing a parameter or a type of motion. For the globalization of cyclic chaos phenomenon we utilize new mechanisms such as entrainment by chaos, attraction of chaotic cycles by equilibriums and bifurcation of chaotic cycles developed in our earlier papers.