Abstract

Information is a strategic tool in many areas of the economics, business and social processes. Particularly, information can be considered as a control action in the problem of tax control. Following recent studies, we consider the auditing probabilities, which guarantee the absence of tax deviations, as the optimal strategies of the tax authority, however an employment of this strategy is unprofitable for tax authority and thus practically impossible. Therefore the dissemination of information on future tax audits over the taxable population can be offered as one of specific methods to stimulate people to pay taxes. Previously, it has been proofed that the process of information spreading resembles evolutionary dynamics in nature. Therefore, we consider a set of taxpayers as a population of interacted economic agents which intercommunicate with information/rumors. We design the propagation process as an imitation evolutionary dynamics over the structured population. We assume that it is more natural that agents will spread information or rumors over their own contact network, including neighbors and colleagues instead of randomly chosen agents. Thus in current study we investigate the imitation dynamics over the networks with different topology. We consider series of experiments where information spreads in the network of taxpayers with different topology and different modifications of bimatrix games to construct evolutionary dynamics describing the changes of agents behaviour. Numerical simulations give visualization of the information dissemination process over the different variant of the networks, imitation protocols and players payoffs. The results of simulations confirmed the influence of information on the final distribution of tax payments among the population with different levels of the risk propensity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModeling and Simulation of Social-Behavioral Phenomena in Creative Societies - 1st International EURO Mini Conference, MSBC 2019, Proceedings
EditorsNitin Agarwal, Leonidas Sakalauskas, Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages96-111
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783030298616
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event1st International Euro Mini Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Social-Behavioral Phenomena in Creative Societies, MSBC 2019 - Vilnius
Duration: 18 Sep 201920 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1079
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference1st International Euro Mini Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Social-Behavioral Phenomena in Creative Societies, MSBC 2019
CountryLithuania
CityVilnius
Period18/09/1920/09/19

Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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    Kumacheva, S., Gubar, E., Zhitkova, E., & Tomilina, G. (2019). Modeling the behaviour of economic agents as a response to information on tax audits. In N. Agarwal, L. Sakalauskas, & G-W. Weber (Eds.), Modeling and Simulation of Social-Behavioral Phenomena in Creative Societies - 1st International EURO Mini Conference, MSBC 2019, Proceedings (pp. 96-111). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 1079). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29862-3_8