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Yi Liao, Yiran Zhou, Fei Xu, Xiao-Bao Shu, "A Study on the Complexity of a New Chaotic Financial System", Complexity, vol. 2020, Article ID 8821156, 5 pages, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/8821156
A Study on the Complexity of a New Chaotic Financial System
The interaction of elements in a financial system can exhibit complex dynamic behaviours. In this article, we use a system of differential equations to model the evolution of a financial system and study its complexity. Numerical simulations show that the system exhibits a variety of rich dynamic behaviours, including chaos. Bifurcation diagrams show that the system behaves chaotically over a wide range of system parameters.
Chaotic attractors have attracted the attention of scholars in different fields. Chaos has a wide range of applications in natural science and engineering. The first chaotic system is the Lorenz system , which was introduced for weather forecast. Later investigations found that there exist chaotic attractors in the chemical reaction model  and electrical circuit . Investigation shows that the generalized Lorenz systems family includes the classical Lorenz system , the Chen system , and the Lü system . Zhang et al. studied the Lü system and showed that the Lü system is globally bounded using dynamical systems theory . In addition, chaos has a wide range of applications in cryptography and engineering [4, 5, 7]. Investigations have shown that a variety of ecological systems display chaotic behaviours [8, 9]. In recent years, chaotic systems that display multiscroll [10–12] and multiwing  chaotic attractors were considered in the literature. Zhang et al. studied the dynamics of a New 5D Hyperchaotic system of Lorenz type and obtained the global exponential attractive set and the ultimate bound set for this system of Lorenz Type . Such chaotic systems display more complex dynamical behaviours and have potential applications in engineering.
A variety of economic and financial systems display complex behaviours. Benhabib et al. studied a series of market models and showed that such systems behave chaotically [15–17]. Grandmont  studied the chaos in endogenous competitive business cycles and performed bifurcation analysis. Brock analysed the maximum Lyapunov exponent of quarterly US real GNP data (1947–1985) and confirmed the chaotic behaviours in the data .
Research shows that there is chaos in market models, financial systems, and supply chains. For example, Huang and Li used system of differential equations to model a financial system, in which the interactions between interest rate, investment demand, and price index are considered . This model was further investigated by Ma and Chen [21, 22]. The authors performed a complete study on the dynamical properties of the model. Xu, et al. studied the interaction effect among several financial factors in a financial system using mathematical models . Their investigation showed that such model displays rich dynamical behaviours including chaos. Synchronization of the model were considered in their work. Zhang et al. studied a 4D Chaos Financial System . Investigations show that supply chain systems also display a variety of complex dynamical behaviours [25–27].
In this work, we construct a mathematical model to study a financial system using differential equations. The model captures the interaction between a variety of financial factors. The rest of this paper is organized as follows. In Section 2, we formulate the model. In Section 3, we perform numerical simulations to study the complexity of the model. Conclusions are drawn in Section 4.
2. Model Formulation
In this section, we consider the model formulation of the financial system. Huang and Li proposed a model using differential equations to investigate the behaviour of a financial system containing interest rate, investment demand, and price index . In the following, based on the model presented in , we present an alternative model to consider the interplay between the interest rate x(t), the investment demand y(t), and the price index z(t). The model is given bywhere a, b, c, p, r, s, and β are constants. System (1) assumes that the rate of change of interest rate is proportional to the price index. Investment demand significantly influences the interest rate. On one hand, if the investment demand exceeds the saving amount, the bank will increase the interest rate. On the other hand, when the investment demand is low, the saving amount may exceed the investment demand. In this case, the bank has to reduce the interest rate to encourage loan. For the investment demand y(t), it admits a natural growth rate of r. If the interest rate is increased, the investment will be negatively affected. That is to say, the growth rate of the investment demand will decrease. Excessive investment demand will lead to the decrease of the change rate of the investment demand. Therefore, we have term, where we assume that the rate of change of investment demand is negatively correlated with the square of investment demand. It is assumed that the interest rate has negative correlation on the change rate of the price index with rate β. The change rate of price index will decrease with the increase of investment demand. Compared with the chaotic system proposed in , the price index z(t) in the system proposed in this paper is affected by the investment demand y(t). On one hand, an increase in investment demand will inevitably lead to an increase in production, which will lead to a decrease in price. On the other hand, a decrease in investment demand y(t) will lead to a decrease in the amount of products in the market, leading to an increase in the average price.
3. Dynamical Behaviour of the Model
In this section, we investigate the dynamical behaviours of the model (1). System (1) displays chaotic behaviours under the following parameter combinations: a = 0.3, b = 0.02, c = 1, r = 1, s = 0.1, p = 0.05, = 1.2, and β = 1. With these parameters, the system admits the following equilibrium points:
Linearizing system (1) at any of its equilibrium yields
By calculating the corresponding eigenvalues of , , , and , we find that these equilibrium points are all unstable.
We then study system (1) numerically to investigate its dynamic behaviours. The phase portrait of model (1) is shown in Figure 1, which shows that the trajectory of the system is a chaotic attractor. Since the model describes the interaction among the three financial factors, the complicated behaviours of the model imply that the interplay between these financial factors causes complex behaviours. It is well known that one of the characteristics of a chaotic system is its pseudo-random behaviour. Next, we examine the time history of the system. As is shown in Figure 2, the time history of system (1) is unpredictable and displays complex and pseudorandom behaviours.
Another characteristic of chaotic systems is their sensitivity to initial conditions. That is to say, for the same system, for the same parameters, different initial values will lead to completely different system behaviours. Here, we use numerical method to show the sensitivity to initial values of the financial system (1). As shown in Figure 3, for system (1), we use initial values (1.2, 1.5, 1.6) to obtain the blue trajectory. Under the same parameters, system (1) with initial values (0.2, 0.5, 0.6) yields red trajectory. From Figure 3, we can see that the trajectories corresponding to different initial conditions are completely different, i.e., chaotic system (1) is sensitive to initial conditions.
Model (1) displays a variety of complicated dynamical behaviours. In the following, we create bifurcation diagrams to illustrate that the system behaves chaotically over a wide range of parameters. In the bifurcation diagram, we show the peak values of state variable y with the variation of r, , and β.
The bifurcation diagram of system (1) with the variation of r is shown in Figure 4. We find that the system behaves chaotically for r ∈ [0.6, 1.8]. In this model, r is the natural growth rate of the investment demand y(t). The simulation results show that increasing r can effectively reduce the complicate behaviours of the model. Parameter significantly influences the behaviour of system (1) as well. Bifurcation diagram Figure 5 implies that the system behaves chaotically for ∈ [0.85, 1.5]. Next, we consider the dynamic behaviours of system (1) with the variation of β. As shown in Figure 6, the system displays chaotic attractors for β ∈ [0.72, 1.26].
In this paper, we propose a system of differential equations to model the interactions between factors in a financial system. We find that the behaviours of the system are unpredictable and sensitive to the initial conditions, and the time history of the system displays pseudo-random behaviours, which implies the system has chaotic behaviours. The financial system displays a variety of complicated dynamical behaviours including chaos and period-doubling bifurcations. Bifurcation diagrams are created to show that the system behaves chaotically over a wide range of system parameters, which indicates that the interactions among the three factors in the financial model cause complex behaviours.
All the data are included in the article.
Conflicts of Interest
The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper.
This work was supported by the Innovation Platforms Open Foundation of Hunan Educational Committee (grant no. 541109100002).
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