Kinetic models for socio-economic dynamics of speculative markets

Dario Maldarella, Lorenzo Pareschi
(28/09/2010 Physica A 391, 715-730, 2012, arXiv:1009.5499)

In this paper we introduce a simple model for a financial market characterized by a single stock or good and an interplay between two different traders populations, chartists and fundamentalists, which determine the price dynamic of the stock. The model has been inspired by the microscopic Lux-Marchesi model (T.Lux, M.Marchesi, Nature 397, (1999), 498--500).
The introduction of kinetic equations permits to study the asymptotic behavior of the investments and the price distributions and to characterize the regimes of lognormal behavior and the formation of power law tails.