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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 325050, 9 pages
Research Article

Modeling and Application of a New Nonlinear Fractional Financial Model

Business School, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083, China

Received 7 May 2013; Accepted 23 October 2013

Academic Editor: Roberto Barrio

Copyright © 2013 Yiding Yue et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The paper proposes a new nonlinear dynamic econometric model with fractional derivative. The fractional derivative is defined in the Jumarie type. The corresponding discrete financial system is considered by removing the limit operation in Jumarie derivative’s. We estimate the coefficients and parameters of the model by using the least squared principle. The new approach to financial system modeling is illustrated by an application to model the behavior of Japanese national financial system which consists of interest rate, investment, and inflation. The empirical results with different time step sizes of discretization are shown, and a comparison of the actual data against the data estimated by empirical model is illustrated. We find that our discrete financial model can describe the actual data that include interest rate, investment, and inflation accurately.