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Information driving force and its application in agent-based modeling

Ting-Ting Chen, Bo Zheng, Yan Li and Xiong-Fei Jiang

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2018, vol. 496, issue C, 593-601

Abstract: Exploring the scientific impact of online big-data has attracted much attention of researchers from different fields in recent years. Complex financial systems are typical open systems profoundly influenced by the external information. Based on the large-scale data in the public media and stock markets, we first define an information driving force, and analyze how it affects the complex financial system. The information driving force is observed to be asymmetric in the bull and bear market states. As an application, we then propose an agent-based model driven by the information driving force. Especially, all the key parameters are determined from the empirical analysis rather than from statistical fitting of the simulation results. With our model, both the stationary properties and non-stationary dynamic behaviors are simulated. Considering the mean-field effect of the external information, we also propose a few-body model to simulate the financial market in the laboratory.

Keywords: Complex systems; Econophysics; Information driving force; Agent-based modeling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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