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Agent-based Versus Macroscopic Modeling of Competition and Business Processes in Economics and Finance

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  • Aleksejus Kononovicius
  • Vygintas Gontis
  • Valentas Daniunas

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We present examples of agent-based and stochastic models of competition and business processes in economics and finance. We start from as simple as possible models, which have microscopic, agent-based, versions and macroscopic treatment in behavior. Microscopic and macroscopic versions of herding model proposed by Kirman and Bass diffusion of new products are considered in this contribution as two basic ideas. Further we demonstrate that general herding behavior can be considered as a background of nonlinear stochastic model of financial fluctuations.

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  • Aleksejus Kononovicius & Vygintas Gontis & Valentas Daniunas, 2012. "Agent-based Versus Macroscopic Modeling of Competition and Business Processes in Economics and Finance," Papers 1202.3533, arXiv.org, revised Jun 2012.
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    1. Aleksejus Kononovicius & Valentas Daniunas, 2013. "Agent-based and macroscopic modeling of the complex socio-economic systems," Papers 1303.3693, arXiv.org, revised Apr 2013.

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