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09/29/08
 
For next week:
 
* Look up information on Aspen project/failure(?) (starting point: [http://www.cs.sandia.gov/tech_reports/rjpryor/Aspen.html 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
 
 
 
 
 
Meeting Recap 10/20/08 - Tasks
 
*eric- lifecycles of individual
 
*tony- info flow, communication, mkt for information
 
*stephanie- financial intruments? taxes, 401ks?
 
**Current banking system, politician's plans- will it work? Moratorium on mortgages. Free market vs. regulation of government
 
**Controversy b/w deregulation and regulation, party platforms
 
*CVS setup
 
 
 
Meeting 11/3/08
 
*Sheri wants to look at Trend following, arbitrageurs
 
*Tony wants to look at media- flow of information in economy where default state is that they only know local information
 
*To simulate: make a theory, get mathematical results, then simulate to verify/revoke results
 
*Market failure - used to justify infusion of capital, govt regulation (build model for credit default swaps - miscalculation of risk- because of lack of government regulation?)
 
*IIASA: publications that conduct interdisciplinary studies on economy and other global forces: [http://www.iiasa.ac.at/cgi-bin/pub/pubsrchKK IIASA]
 
 
 
Meeting Updates 11/10/08
 
* Eric's professor recommends that he understand the original model in the simulation and go through literature to understand savings and lifetimes.
 
* Tony - wants to start fundamentally on convergent prices and how information flows with pricing mechanisms.
 
**Zero-intelligence Agents- Economic science association conference
 
**JEBO- paper by Mizuta, giving agents access to order book with offers to buy and sell-- enormously stabilizing
 
* Tony's advisor wants him to first do analytics, then do simulation
 
* Stephanie- is going to look into interbank lending and the credit crunch, then if possible, look into CDS contracts
 
** Prof Steiglitz has a technical description of credit crunch by a WWS professor affililated with the Econ dept
 
 
 
11/17/08
 
* Tony should look into auctions
 
* Stephanie will write up API documentation on the banking code.
 
* Framework interface is set up to define arbitrageurs like hedge fund. The entrepreneurs are arbitrage firms.
 
* Presentation by Prof. Vichnevetsky: "World" Modeling and Simulation
 
* Bib-tech: allows you to sort citations
 
 
 
11/24/08
 
* Paper summaries: To migrate to the main website at minsim.cs.princeton.edu.  Will create a bibliographic list, with links to popups with sumaries.
 
* Tutorial
 
** Should be assessable to everyone
 
** Getting started page
 
** Step by step instructions
 
** Eclipse cheat-sheet
 
** Applications to COS444 and other classes
 
* Tony: locality problems to be looked into
 
* Machine learning responses to bidding strategies
 
** Ausubel + Cramton paper
 

Revision as of 01:48, 1 December 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

Minsim Meeting Agendas and Recaps