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A comparison of different trading protocols in an agent-based market

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  • Paolo Pellizzari

    (Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Venice)

  • Arianna Dal Forno

    (Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Venice)

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We compare price dynamics of different market protocols (batch auction, continuous double auction and dealership) in an agent-based artificial exchange. In order to distinguish the effects of market architectures alone, we use a controlled environment where allocative and informational issues are neglected and agents do not optimize or learn. Hence, we rule out the possibility that the behavior of traders drives the price dynamics. Aiming to compare price stability and execution quality in broad sense, we analyze standard deviation, excess kurtosis, tail exponent of returns, volume, perceived gain by traders and bid-ask spread. Overall, a dealership market appears to be the best candidate, generating low volume and volatility, virtually no excess kurtosis and high perceived gain.

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  • Paolo Pellizzari & Arianna Dal Forno, 2006. "A comparison of different trading protocols in an agent-based market," Working Papers 140, Department of Applied Mathematics, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.
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    Agent-based models; artificial markets; comparison of market protocols.;
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    • N22 - Economic History - - Financial Markets and Institutions - - - U.S.; Canada: 1913-
    • D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Auctions
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General

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