Probability & Statistics Seminar

A Mean Field Game Approach to Equilibrium Consumption under External Habit Formation

  • 演讲者:薄立军(西安电子科技大学)

  • 时间:2024-05-09 15:00-16:00

  • 地点:腾讯会议 ID: 164834147


This talk discusses the equilibrium consumption under external habit formation in a large population of agents. We first formulate problems under two types of conventional habit for mation preferences, namely linear and multiplicative external habit formation, in a mean field game framework. In a log-normal market model with the asset specialization, we characterize one mean field equilibrium in analytical form in each problem, allowing us to understand some quantitative properties of the equilibrium strategy and conclude some financial implications caused by consumption habits from a mean field perspective. In each problem with n agents, we can construct an approximate Nash equilibrium for the n-player game using the obtained mean field equilibrium when n is sufficiently large. The explicit convergence order in each problem can also be obtained.