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Modelling the economic interaction of agents with diverse abilities to recognise equilibrium patterns

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  • Piccione, Michele
  • Rubinstein, Ariel

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We model differences among agents in their ability to recognise temporal patterns of prices. Using the concept of DeBruijin sequences in two dynamic models of markets, we demonstrate the existence of equilibria in which prices fluctuate in a pattern that is independent of the fundamentals and that can be recognised only by the more competent agents.

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  • Piccione, Michele & Rubinstein, Ariel, 2002. "Modelling the economic interaction of agents with diverse abilities to recognise equilibrium patterns," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 2061, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
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    Keywords

    DeBruijin; price fluctuations; sunspots; bounded rationality; bounded recall.;

    JEL classification:

    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design
    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory

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