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The beneficial role of random strategies in social and financial systems

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  • Alessio Emanuele Biondo
  • Alessandro Pluchino
  • Andrea Rapisarda

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In this paper we focus on the beneficial role of random strategies in social sciences by means of simple mathematical and computational models. We briefly review recent results obtained by two of us in previous contributions for the case of the Peter principle and the efficiency of a Parliament. Then, we develop a new application of random strategies to the case of financial trading and discuss in detail our findings about forecasts of markets dynamics.

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  • Alessio Emanuele Biondo & Alessandro Pluchino & Andrea Rapisarda, 2012. "The beneficial role of random strategies in social and financial systems," Papers 1209.5881, arXiv.org, revised Jan 2013.
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    1. Tanimoto, Jun & Sagara, Hirokji, 2015. "How the indirect reciprocity with co-evolving norm and strategy for 2 × 2 prisoner’s dilemma game works for emerging cooperation," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 438(C), pages 595-602.
    2. Biondo, Alessio Emanuele, 2017. "Learning to forecast, risk aversion, and microstructural aspects of financial stability," Economics Discussion Papers 2017-104, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).

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