Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Vytelingum, P. and Dash, R.K. and David, E. and Jennings, N. R.
A Risk-Based Bidding Strategy for Continuous Double Auctions.
In: ECAI 2004, 22-27 August 2004, Valencia, Spain.
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We develop a novel bidding strategy that software agents can use to buy and sell goods in Continuous Double Auctions (CDAs). Our strategy involves the agent forming a bid or ask by assessing the degree of risk involved and making a prediction about the competitive equilibrium that is likely to be reached in the marketplace. We benchmark our strategy against two of the most common strategies for CDAs, namely the Zero-Intelligence and the Zero-Intelligence Plus strategies, and we show that our agents outperform these benchmarks. Specifically, our agents win in 100% of the simulations against the ZI agents and, on average, 75% of the games against the ZIP agents.
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