# Perfect foresightΒΆ

We consider an fg model, that is a model with in the form:

$$s_t = g\left(s_{t-1}, x_{t-1}, \epsilon_t \right)$$

$$0 = E_t \left( f\left(s_{t}, x_{t}, s_{t+1}, x_{t+1}\right) \right) \ \perp \ \underline{u} <= x_t <= \overline{u}$$

We assume that $$\underline{u}$$ and $$\overline{u}$$ are constants. This is not a big restriction since the model can always be reformulated in order to meet that constraint, by adding more equations.

Given a realization of the shocks $$(\epsilon_i)_{i>=1}$$ and an initial state $$s_0$$, the perfect foresight problem consists in finding the path of optimal controls $$(x_t)_{t>=0}$$ and the corresponding evolution of states $$(s_t)_{t>=0}$$.

In practice, we find a solution over a finite horizon $$T>0$$ by assuming that the last state is constant forever. The stacked system of equations satisfied by the solution is:

 $$s_0 = s_0$$ $$f(s_0, x_0, s_1, x_1) \perp \underline{u} <= x_0 <= \overline{u}$$ $$s_1 = g(s_0, x_0, \epsilon_1)$$ $$f(s_1, x_1, s_2, x_2) \perp \underline{u} <= x_1 <= \overline{u}$$ $$s_T = g(s_{T-1}, x_{T-1}, \epsilon_T)$$ $$f(s_T, x_T, s_T, x_T) \perp \underline{u} <= x_T <= \overline{u}$$