Graduate Workshop in Complexity and Computational Modeling

Homework Problem (2009)

Past homework problems: standing ovation (1995-97), is that seat taken (1998), you ought to be in pictures (1999), cocktail party (2000), deja vu (2001), network news (2002), fire (2003), go Lance (2004), your turn (2005), your turn (2006), now boarding (2007), and up and down (2008).

Weekend at Bernie's

Consider the following situation:

Bernie, albeit fraudulently, claims that he has found a trading system that can guarantee extraordinary returns on individual investments.

  • Model, using whatever techniques you wish, the above scenario.

  • Suggest some standard social science scenarios that could be usefully modeled using such a process.

    Potential Solutions (to submit your solution, email them to at the Graduate Workshop were given a very limited time to complete their homework):

    John H. Miller ,