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Who Benefits from an Open Limit-Order Book?

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  • Shmuel Baruch

    (David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah)

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    The NYSE opened the limit-order book to off-exchange traders during trading hours. We address the welfare implications of this change in market structure. We model a market similar to the auction that the exchange uses to open the trading day. We consider two different environments. In the first, only the specialist sees the limit-order book, while in the second the information in the book is available to all traders. We compare equilibria and find that traders who demand liquidity are better off when the book is open while liquidity suppliers are better off when the book is closed.

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    Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Journal of Business.

    Volume (Year): 78 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 4 (July)
    Pages: 1267-1306

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    Handle: RePEc:ucp:jnlbus:v:78:y:2005:i:4:p:1267-1306

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    3. Gao-Feng Gu & Fei Ren & Xiao-Hui Ni & Wei Chen & Wei-Xing Zhou, 2009. "Empirical regularities of opening call auction in Chinese stock market," Papers 0905.0582, arXiv.org.
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    9. Pouget, Sebastien, 2007. "Financial market design and bounded rationality: An experiment," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 10(3), pages 287-317, August.
    10. Moez Bennouri & C. Clark & Jacques Robert, 2010. "Information provision in financial markets," Annals of Finance, Springer, vol. 6(2), pages 255-286, March.
    11. He, Yinghua & Nielsson, Ulf & Guo, Hong & Yang, Jiong, 2012. "Subscribing to Transparency," TSE Working Papers 12-351, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), revised Nov 2013.
    12. Dumitrescu, Ariadna, 2010. "The strategic specialist and imperfect competition in a limit order market," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 255-266, January.

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