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By Domenico Delli Gatti, Mauro Gallegati, Alan P. Kirman

This publication is a set of essays which research how the houses of combination variables are encouraged via the activities and interactions of heterogenous members in several financial contexts. the typical denominator of the essays is a critique of the consultant agent speculation. If this speculation have been right, the behaviour of the combination variable could easily be the replica of person optimising behaviour. within the method of the difficult sciences, one of many achievements of the quantum revolution has been the rebuttal of the proposal that combination behaviour should be defined at the foundation of the behaviour of a unmarried unit: the easy particle doesn't even exist as a unmarried entity yet as a community, a procedure of interacting devices. during this e-book, new tracks in economics which parallel the advancements in physics pointed out above are explored. The essays, actually are contributions to the research of the economic system as a posh evolving method of interacting brokers.

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8 In the real fish market there is some falling off at the very end of the day when there are mainly transaction of very small sizes. Notice that in our model all transaction have a unit size. 7 Learning to Be Loyal. A Study of the Marseille Fish Market 47 price afternoon 14 13 12 11 10 9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~time o 2500 5000 Fig. 5: Time Series Average Prices Asked and Accepted During Afternoon Sessions Some readers might wonder, if prices are higher in the afternoon than in the morning, then buyers must be boundedly rational in an extreme way.

I In section 3 we present a minimal model with interacting agents. Section 4 reports on some results, and section 5 concludes. 2. The Real Fish Market The market is open every day from 2am to 6am. The real market has a fixed population of about registered 40 sellers. They buy their supply outside the market before the market opens. There is also a fixed population of buyers; about 400. These buyers are retail sellers or restaurant owners. During the market day, they shop around, visiting individual sellers.

The sellers handle these queues, after which the end of the afternoon session is reached. All unsold stocks perish. The buyers re-sell their fish outside market at a given price that is identical for all buyers, and constant through time (pout= 15). Notice that each buyer can visit at most one seller in the morning plus one seller in the afternoon. Figures 1 and 2 give a sketch of the market. On each day, the buyers have to make the following decisions. First, they choose a seller for the morning session.

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