# STO3 Anticipated switch to a public storage policy

We consider here the transitional dynamics that occurs when a public storage policy defending a floor price is announced a few periods before its beginning. This is a finite-horizon problem in which the terminal condition is not a unique situation, but a state-contingent policy function. This is a transition from problem STO1 to STO2.

## Contents

## Create the model objects

Mu = 1; sigma = 0.05;

**Competitive storage model:**

model1 = recsmodel('sto1.yaml',struct('Mu',Mu,'Sigma',sigma^2,'order',7));

Deterministic steady state (equal to first guess) State variables: 1 Response variables: 0 1 1 Expectations variables: 1 1

**Floor price model:**

model2 = recsmodel('sto2.yaml',struct('Mu',Mu,'Sigma',sigma^2,'order',7));

Deterministic steady state (different from first guess, max(|delta|)=0.392101) State variables: 1.392 Response variables: 6.086e-15 1.004 1.02 0.3961 Expectations variables: 1.02 1.02

## Define approximation space

[interp,s] = recsinterpinit(50,min(model1.e)*0.95,2);

## Terminal condition: solve for the infinite-horizon behavior under policy

See STO2 for details.

**Find a first guess through the perfect foresight solution**

```
interp2 = recsFirstGuess(interp,model2,s,[],[],struct('T',5));
```

**Solve for rational expectations**

[~,x2] = recsSolveREE(interp2,model2,s);

Successive approximation Major Minor Residual 0 0 3.69E-02 (Input point) 1 1 1.57E-02 2 1 9.43E-03 3 1 1.89E-03 4 1 1.06E-03 5 1 2.30E-04 6 1 3.57E-05 7 1 5.32E-06 8 1 7.99E-07 9 1 1.21E-07 10 1 1.85E-08 11 1 0.00E+00 Solution found - Residual lower than absolute tolerance

## Transition: model without policy in finite horizon

The policy is announced 6 periods before it begins (so ). In the seventh period, the equilibrium is the one defined by the problem with public storage:

T = 7; xT = x2(:,1:3); options.eqsolver = 'ncpsolve'; % lmmcp does not work in this case [~,X] = recsSolveREEFiniteHorizon(interp,model1,s,x2(:,1:3),xT,T,options);

## Initial period: model without policy under infinite horizon

In period 0, the policy is not expected by the agents and the prevailing equilibrium is the one corresponding to the infinite-horizon competitive storage problem (STO1):

[~,x1] = recsSolveREE(interp,model1,s,X(:,1:3,1));

Successive approximation Major Minor Residual 0 0 3.64E-02 (Input point) 1 1 6.25E-03 2 1 1.36E-03 3 1 3.20E-04 4 1 7.72E-05 5 1 1.87E-05 6 1 4.56E-06 7 1 1.11E-06 8 1 2.70E-07 9 1 6.58E-08 10 1 1.60E-08 11 1 0.00E+00 Solution found - Residual lower than absolute tolerance

## Plot price function

figure plot(s,[x1(:,3) squeeze(X(:,3,:))]) xlim([0.8 2]) ylim([0.4 3]) legend([repmat('Period ',T+1,1),num2str((0:T)')]) legend('Location','NorthEast') legend('boxoff') xlabel('Availability') ylabel('Price') title('Price function in each period')