The bounds of heavy-tailed return distributions in evolving complex networks
AbstractWe consider the evolution of scale-free networks according to preferential attachment schemes and show the conditions for which the exponent characterizing the degree distribution is bounded by upper and lower values. Our framework is an agent model, presented in the context of economic networks of trades, which shows the emergence of critical behavior. Starting from a brief discussion about the main features of the evolving network of trades, we show that the logarithmic return distributions have bounded heavy-tails, and the corresponding bounding exponent values can be derived. Finally, we discuss these findings in the context of model risk.
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Date of creation: Sep 2011
Date of revision: Jan 2013
Publication status: Published in Physics Letters A,Vol.377,3-4,p189-194,(2013)
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