Experimental Econophysics: Properties and Mechanisms of by Ji-Ping Huang

By Ji-Ping Huang

Experimental Econophysics describes the strategy of managed human experiments, that is constructed through physicists to review a few difficulties in economics or finance, specifically, stylized evidence, fluctuation phenomena, herd habit, contrarian behavior,
hedge habit, cooperation, company cycles, partial details, chance administration, and inventory prediction. Experimental econophysics including empirical econophysics are branches of the sphere of econophysics. The latter one has been
extensively mentioned within the present books, whereas the previous one has been seldom touched. during this e-book, the writer will specialize in the department of experimental econophysics.

Empirical econophysics is predicated at the research of knowledge in genuine markets by utilizing a few statistical instruments borrowed from conventional statistical physics. another way, encouraged through the position of managed experiments and process modelling (for computing device simulations and/or analytical thought) in constructing smooth physics, experimental econophysics in particular depends on managed human experiments within the laboratory (producing information for research) including agent-based modelling (for laptop simulations and/or analytical theory), with an goal at revealing the general
cause-effect dating among particular parameters and emergent homes of genuine economic/financial markets. This booklet covers the elemental suggestions, experimental tools, modelling ways, and newest development within the box of experimental

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This is because for any particular trader she/he only has tens of orders, which are insufficient for statistical analysis. Instead, if we are looking into the rules that work across the crowds, we could put all the gaps together and thus get thousands of data. This method has been used in the literature on human behavior dynamics [73, 74]. The probability density function (PDF) is calculated; see Fig. 7. Figure. 7a demonstrates the PDF of stock waiting time in a log plot graph. 2 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 ΔT (seconds) Fig.

E( f ) = j A logical framework of the Ising model is shown in Fig. 4. By comparing the similarities between ferromagnetic lattice and financial markets, one can establish an agent-based model for financial markets based on the logical framework of the Ising model (Fig. 5). The analogy between financial markets and ferromagnetic lattice is obvious. First, from the point of interactions, in the Ising model, the spin states depend on the combined result of both global effect from the macro-external magnetic field and local effect from the micro-neighboring spin states.

3 Controlled Experiments 37 Fig. 2 A screenshot of the trading platform: the left part shows the trader’s nickname, usable cash, and stock (the number of shares); the middle chart demonstrates the stock price and trading volume as a function of time; the right table gives the five highest bid prices and the five lowest ask prices. 70” as shown in the chart. Adapted from Ref. 1 Platform and Subjects We designed and conducted a series of computer-aided human experiments. The experiments were held in a big computer laboratory of Fudan University; each subject had a computer to work with.

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