Determining the optimal market structure using near-zero intelligence traders


Li, X. and Krause, A., 2010. Determining the optimal market structure using near-zero intelligence traders. Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, 5 (2), pp. 155-167.

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We evaluate an agent-based model featuring near-zero-intelligence traders operating in a call market with a wide range of trading rules governing the determination of prices, which orders are executed as well as a range of parameters regarding market intervention by specialists and the presence of informed traders. We optimize these trading rules using a population-based incremental learning algorithm seeking to maximize the trading volume. Our results suggest markets should choose a large tick size and ensure only a small fraction of traders are informed about the order book. The effect of trading rules regarding the determination of prices, priority rules, and specialist intervention, we find to have an ambiguous effect on the outcome.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsLi, X.and Krause, A.
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DepartmentsSchool of Management
Research CentresCentre for Mathematical Biology
ID Code22231


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