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Volatility regimes and the provisions of liquidity in order book markets

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  • Helena, BELTRAN
  • Alain, DURRE
  • Pierre, GIOT

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We analyze whether the liquidity provision in a pure order book market during normal market conditions (low volatility regime) differs from what is observed when the market is under stress (high volatility regime). We show that the static relationship between liquidity and volatility is resilient to regime changes in volatility. Nevertheless, we do find that it is more costly to trade when volatility is large. A VAR analysis shows that the liquidity dynamics is similar in the low and high volatility regimes, although the drop in liquidity subsequent to volatility shocks is larger in the high volatility regime. Finally, the market is more resilient to volatility or liquidity shocks in periods of turnoils.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Département des Sciences Economiques in its series Discussion Papers (ECON - Département des Sciences Economiques) with number 2005015.

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Date of creation: 01 Dec 2004
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  1. Pierre Giot & Joachim Grammig, 2002. "How large is liquidity risk in an automated auction market?," University of St. Gallen Department of Economics working paper series 2002 2002-23, Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen.
  2. Söderberg, Jonas, 2008. "Liquidity on the Scandinavian Order-driven Stock Exchanges," CAFO Working Papers 2009:11, Centre for Labour Market Policy Research (CAFO), School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University.

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