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Should Network Structure Matter in Agent-Based Finance?

  • Alfarano, Simone
  • Milaković, Mishael

We derive microscopic foundations for a well-known probabilistic herding model in the agent-based finance literature. Lo and behold, the model is quite robust with respect to behavioral heterogeneity, yet structural heterogeneity, in the sense of an underlying network structure that describes the very feasibility of agent interaction, has a crucial and non-trivial impact on the macroscopic properties of the model.

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Paper provided by Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Department of Economics in its series Economics Working Papers with number 2008,04.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:cauewp:7023
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