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*Meet separately Wednesday (4:30, Friend library) to look over code
 
*Meet separately Wednesday (4:30, Friend library) to look over code
 
*Start looking into old intro micro/macro books
 
*Start looking into old intro micro/macro books
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Meeting Recap 10/13/08 - Tasks
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*Baseline economy
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*Arbitragers
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*External Influence
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**SEC Regulation
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**Government Regulation
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**Taxes
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**Media
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**Rumors
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*Factors going into external influence
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**Banking
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***Central banks
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***Gold standard
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**Technical vs. Fundamental analysis
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***Trend following
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**Machine learning
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***Partial/full information for agent?
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***Emotional agents?
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***Agents don’t have to be fully rational
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***How good should the machine learning be to reflect the world?
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**International Trade

Revision as of 17:54, 13 October 2008

This page will detail work done in Agent-Based simulation of a minimal economy (MinSim) at Princeton University and links to research being done elsewhere.

This page will be under constant construction during the Fall 2008-2009 term. Please come back soon for updates.

Research

Links to Chris Chan's papers on MinSim:

Papers on Economic Agent-Based simulation

Using MinSim

Meeting Agendas/Tasks for Next Meeting

09/29/08 For next week:

  • Look up information on Aspen project/failure(?) (starting point: Aspen)
  • Look at Chris's software and start trying to see if real-life economic problems are reproduced in the simulation
  • Examples:
    • Tariffs, international trade
    • Specialization of labor, Adam Smith
    • Maximizing revenue of entrepreneurs vs total country revenue
    • Inflation, Stagflation, Phillips curve
    • Compare the stability of a central banking system with that of the gold standard
    • Evaluate the "bailout"
  • Post summaries of articles up on the wiki
    • Sign up for the wiki
    • Edit the section "Papers on economic Agent-Based simulation"

Extension:

  • Look at the household model and formulate ways to improve Chris's model

10/06/08

  • Went over code
  • Why don't prices stabilize on its own?
  • Broad objectives?
  • Figure out where supply/demand is in the code
  • use this to see if the simulation satisfies the properties of supply/demand
  • Play with parameters- More stability with more workers, etc? (keep in mind that this slows down the program)
  • Brainstorm things we can look at in the future
  • Interest rates?
  • Meet separately Wednesday (4:30, Friend library) to look over code
  • Start looking into old intro micro/macro books

Meeting Recap 10/13/08 - Tasks

  • Baseline economy
  • Arbitragers
  • External Influence
    • SEC Regulation
    • Government Regulation
    • Taxes
    • Media
    • Rumors
  • Factors going into external influence
    • Banking
      • Central banks
      • Gold standard
    • Technical vs. Fundamental analysis
      • Trend following
    • Machine learning
      • Partial/full information for agent?
      • Emotional agents?
      • Agents don’t have to be fully rational
      • How good should the machine learning be to reflect the world?
    • International Trade