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|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|14238||2012||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||5847 کلمه|
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Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Volume 391, Issue 22, 15 November 2012, Pages 5521–5531
We describe a bottom–up framework, based on the identification of appropriate order parameters and determination of phase diagrams, for understanding progressively refined agent-based models and simulations of financial markets. We illustrate this framework by starting with a deterministic toy model, whereby NN independent traders buy and sell MM stocks through an order book that acts as a clearing house. The price of a stock increases whenever it is bought and decreases whenever it is sold. Price changes are updated by the order book before the next transaction takes place. In this deterministic model, all traders based their buy decisions on a call utility function, and all their sell decisions on a put utility function. We then make the agent-based model more realistic, by either having a fraction fbfb of traders buy a random stock on offer, or a fraction fsfs of traders sell a random stock in their portfolio. Based on our simulations, we find that it is possible to identify useful order parameters from the steady-state price distributions of all three models. Using these order parameters as a guide, we find three phases: (i) the dead market; (ii) the boom market; and (iii) the jammed market in the phase diagram of the deterministic model. Comparing the phase diagrams of the stochastic models against that of the deterministic model, we realize that the primary effect of stochasticity is to eliminate the dead market phase
Economies and financial markets are complex systems described by a large number of variables, which are in turn influenced by an even larger number of factors or players. To understand how these complex systems evolve in time, an approach that has been very fruitful thus far is to consider the dynamics of a small number of aggregate collections of homogeneous variables. In this approach, the dependences of aggregate averages on other aggregate averages, and on time, are modelled by coupled systems of ordinary or partial differential equations. While this equation-based approach has been able to provide rigorous theorems, and generate much economic insight, it is fundamentally mean field in character, in that variances and higher-order statistical moments of the aggregates are assumed to be slaves of the averages, and have no independent dynamics of their own. In many important and interesting situations in the real world, this assumption is indeed valid, because the number of variables in each homogeneous aggregate is large, and the central limit theorem applies. However, in many other interesting real-world situations, statistical fluctuations can become an important driver in the time evolution of economies and financial markets. When this happens, the variances and higher statistical moments of the aggregates become large, and their dynamics cannot be deduced from those of the averages alone. This is where agent-based models and simulations become invaluable as a tool for understanding the dynamics of the economic or financial system as a whole. Since the pioneering work of Arthur and co-workers , there has been a rapidly growing interest in the use of agent-based simulations as a computational platform for performing ‘controlled experiments’ in an economic setting ,  and . This has culminated in several reviews ,  and  and monographs ,  and  on the subject. In general, economists have taken a top–down approach to agent-based modelling, implementing neo-classical economic axioms, which are then systematically relaxed to incorporate the effects of heterogeneity  and , long-term memory , and learning . While this line of agent-based research has been able to give stylized and qualitative results, it is generally very difficult to draw quantitative, and deeper inferences and insights, because of large statistical fluctuations within the simulations. In contrast, highly simplified models have been the choice of physicists , , , , ,  and , because such models are easy to understand in quantitative terms. In this paper, we propose a bottom–up framework for going between the two agent-based modelling approaches. We start by describing in Section 2 a highly simplistic agent-based model, whose purpose is to illustrate the ideas behind the model differentiation framework, rather than to accurately describe the real world. After working out its phase diagram in Section 3, we refine the model by introducing a stochastic component in the trading strategies of the agents. By examining how the phase diagram is modified by the additional rules, we report insights gained from our preliminary study. In Section 4, we discuss how we can refine the model progressively to make its dynamics more and more realistic, and ultimately develop a picture on the hierarchy of complexities that emerge at various levels of realism in the models. Our goal is to eventually be able to identify robust market behaviours, which depend on the gross structure of the models but not the details, and also fragile market behaviours, which depends sensitively on certain model details, and hence are expected to appear only rarely in the real world.