
Research on Statistical Mechanics of Labor Markets Based on Simulation Substantiated by Actual DataResearch on Statistical Mechanics of Labor Markets Based on Simulation Substantiated by Actual Data 実データに基づくシミュレータ構築による労働市場の統計力学に関する研究 
"/陳, 鶴/"陳, 鶴
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This thesis provides theoretical studies on labor markets incorporating econophysics through statistical mechanical approaches.
Physical science researchers have long had a reputation of meddling in areas outside the restricted domain of physical science. In some cases, the nontraditional
approaches that researchers introduce can result in new insights, and in due course, this new interdisciplinary area of research can become a recognized part of science. However, econophysics, the use of physical theories and methods developed by physi
cists to understand economic phenomena and solve economic problems, leads to a development of interdisciplinary research field. It is rooted in statistical mechanics, and some of its applications to the study of economics are usually including uncer
tainty or stochastic processes and nonlinear dynamics.
Based on the statistical mechanics, we introduce a probabilistic agentbased model of labor markets for university graduates, in particular, in Japan. To make an effective model of the market, with several hypotheses, we construct the local energy function
of each company and describe the probability that an arbitrary company gathers students at each business year by a BoltzmannGibbs distribution.
Inspired by the unsupervised learning or selforganization in the machine learning context, we attempt to draw a `learning curve' for the collective behavior of jobseeking `nonintelligent' labors in successive jobhunting processes. In our model, the
diversity of students' behavior is builtin by means of the JaynesShannon's MaxEnt(Maximum Entropy) principle. We discuss the speed of convergence for the errormeasurement, where we consider a scenario in which the students do not use any information about the result of jobhunting in a previous process. Our approach enables us to examine the existence of the condition on which macroscopic quantity, say, `stagewise unemployment rate' becomes `scaleinvariant' in the sense that it does not depend on the jobhunting stage. From the macroscopic view point, the problem could be regarded as a human resource allocation. We provide a mathematical model to investigate the human resource allocation problem for students. The basic model is described by the Potts spin glass which is well known in the research field of statistical physics. In the model, each Potts spin
represents the action of one student, and it takes a discrete variable corresponding to the company he/she applies for. We construct the energy to include the distinct effects on students' behavior. The correlations (the adjacent matrix) between students
are taken into account through the pairwise spinspin interactions. We carry out computer simulations to examine the efficiency of the model. We also show that
some chiral representation of the Potts spin enables us to obtain some analytical insights into our labor markets.
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Hokkaido University（北海道大学）. 博士(情報科学)
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