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Speculative bubbles and fat tail phenomena in a heterogeneous agent model

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  • Taisei Kaizoji

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The aim of this paper is to propose a heterogeneous agent model of stock markets that develop complicated endogenous price fluctuations. We find occurrences of non-stationary chaos, or speculative bubble, are caused by the heterogeneity of traders' strategies. Furthermore, we show that the distributions of returns generated from the heterogeneous agent model have fat tails, a remarkable stylized fact observed in almost all financial markets.

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  • Taisei Kaizoji, 2003. "Speculative bubbles and fat tail phenomena in a heterogeneous agent model," Papers nlin/0312040, arXiv.org.
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    2. Ahmad Naimzada & Giorgio Ricchiuti, 2007. "Dynamic Effects of Increasing Heterogeneity in Financial Markets," Working Papers 111, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, revised 2007.
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