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Prospects for large-scale financial systems simulation

Bullock, Seth (2011) Prospects for large-scale financial systems simulation s.n.

Record type: Monograph (Project Report)


As the 21st century unfolds, we find ourselves having to control, support, manage or otherwise cope with large-scale complex adaptive systems to an extent that is unprecedented in human history. Whether we are concerned with issues of food security, infrastructural resilience, climate change, health care, web science, security, or financial stability, we face problems that combine scale, connectivity, adaptive dynamics, and criticality. Complex systems simulation is emerging as the key scientific tool for dealing with such complex adaptive systems. Although a relatively new paradigm, it is one that has already established a track record in fields as varied as ecology (Grimm and Railsback, 2005), transport (Nagel et al., 1999), neuroscience (Markram, 2006), and ICT (Bullock and Cliff, 2004). In this report, we consider the application of simulation methodologies to financial systems, assessing the prospects for continued progress in this line of research.

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Published date: 2011
Additional Information: [This report was commissioned by the Foresight Programme of the UK's Government Office for Science. However, its findings are independent of government and do not constitute government policy.]
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity


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Date deposited: 09 Sep 2011 13:42
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:20

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