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Market model with heterogeneous buyers

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  • Medo, Matúš
  • Zhang, Yi-Cheng

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In market modeling, one often treats buyers as a homogeneous group. In this paper we consider buyers with heterogeneous preferences and products available in many variants. Such a framework allows us to successfully model various market phenomena. In particular, we investigate how is the vendor’s behavior influenced by the amount of available information and by the presence of correlations in the system.

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  • Medo, Matúš & Zhang, Yi-Cheng, 2008. "Market model with heterogeneous buyers," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 387(12), pages 2889-2908.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:387:y:2008:i:12:p:2889-2908 DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2008.01.008
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    1. Tilles, Paulo F.C. & Ferreira, Fernando F. & Francisco, Gerson & Pereira, Carlos de B. & Sarti, Flavia M., 2011. "A Markovian model market—Akerlof’s lemons and the asymmetry of information," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 390(13), pages 2562-2570.
    2. Liu, Ji & Deng, Guishi, 2009. "Link prediction in a user–object network based on time-weighted resource allocation," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 388(17), pages 3643-3650.
    3. Devreese, J.P.A. & Lemmens, D. & Tempere, J., 2010. "Path integral approach to Asian options in the Black–Scholes model," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 389(4), pages 780-788.

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