Econometric Analysis of Microscopic Simulation Models

Quantitative Finance, (2010), 10(10), 1187-1201

Posted: 30 Oct 2014

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Youwei Li

Hull University Business School

Bas Donkers

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM); Tinbergen Institute

Bertrand Melenberg

Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER)

Date Written: April 28, 2010

Abstract

Microscopic simulation models are often evaluated based on visual inspection of the results. This paper presents formal econometric techniques to compare microscopic simulation (MS) models with real-life data. A related result is a methodology to compare different MS models with each other. For this purpose, possible parameters of interest, such as mean returns, or autocorrelation patterns, are classified and characterized. For each class of characteristics, the appropriate techniques are presented. We illustrate the methodology by comparing the MS model developed by He and Li [J. Econ. Dynam. Control, 2007, 31, 3396-3426, Quant. Finance, 2008, 8, 59-79] with actual data.

Suggested Citation

Li, Youwei and Donkers, Bas and Melenberg, Bertrand, Econometric Analysis of Microscopic Simulation Models (April 28, 2010). Quantitative Finance, (2010), 10(10), 1187-1201, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2516076

Youwei Li (Contact Author)

Hull University Business School ( email )

University of Hull
Hull, HU6 7RX
United Kingdom

Bas Donkers

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) ( email )

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Tinbergen Institute ( email )

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Bertrand Melenberg

Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER) ( email )

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Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
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