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A comparison of different trading protocols in an agent-based market

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  • Paolo Pellizzari

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  • Arianna Forno

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We compare price dynamics of different market protocols (batch auction, continuous double auction and dealership) in an agent-based artificial exchange. In order to distinguish the effects of market architectures alone, we use a controlled environment where allocative and informational issues are neglected and agents do not optimize or learn. Hence, we rule out the possibility that the behaviour of traders drives the price dynamics. Aiming to compare price stability and execution quality in broad sense, we analyze standard deviation, excess kurtosis, tail exponent of returns, volume, perceived gain by traders and bid-ask spread. Overall, a dealership market appears to be the best candidate in this respect, generating low volume and volatility, virtually no excess kurtosis and high perceived gain.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination.

Volume (Year): 2 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
Pages: 27-43

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Handle: RePEc:spr:jeicoo:v:2:y:2007:i:1:p:27-43

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  1. Annalisa Fabretti, 2013. "On the problem of calibrating an agent based model for financial markets," Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, Springer, vol. 8(2), pages 277-293, October.
  2. Paolo Pelizzari & Frank Westerhoff, 2007. "Some Effects of Transaction Taxes Under Different Microstructures," Research Paper Series 212, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  3. Lux, Thomas, 2008. "Stochastic behavioral asset pricing models and the stylized facts," Economics Working Papers 2008,08, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Department of Economics.
  4. Alessandro Cappellini & Gianluigi Ferraris, 2008. "Waiting Times in Simulated Stock Markets," Papers 0802.3291, arXiv.org.
  5. Kostadinov, Fabian & Holm, Stefan & Steubing, Bernhard & Thees, Oliver & Lemm, Renato, 2014. "Simulation of a Swiss wood fuel and roundwood market: An explorative study in agent-based modeling," Forest Policy and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 105-118.

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