Stochastic Simulation Framework for the Limit Order Book Using Liquidity Motivated Agents
45 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2015
Date Written: January 18, 2015
In this paper we develop a new form of agent-based model for limit order books based on heterogeneous trading agents, whose motivations are liquidity driven. These agents are abstractions of real market participants, expressed in a stochastic model framework. We develop an efficient way to perform statistical calibration of the model parameters on Level 2 limit order book data from Chi-X, based on a combination of indirect inference and multi-objective optimisation. We then demonstrate how such an agent-based modelling framework can be of use in testing exchange regulations, as well as informing brokerage decisions and other trading based scenarios.
Keywords: Limit order book, agent-based model, copula dependence, exchange regulation
JEL Classification: G10, C15, C51, G18
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