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Transparency, Liquidity and Price Formation

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  • Rindi, Barbara

    (Bocconi University, Italy)

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This paper shows that the results on market transparency from previous literature are reversed when allowing for endogenous information acquisition: transparency reduces liquidity. Most theoretical models demonstrate that transparency enhances liquidity, whilst the results obtained so far by empirical and experimental works have been ambiguous. This paper shows how transparency a .ects the quality of financial markets. We model the market for a risky asset as an open limit-order book and compare three regimes of pre-trade transparency: under full transparency agents can observe the order flow and traders' personal identifiers.

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Paper provided by Royal Economic Society in its series Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2002 with number 159.

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Date of creation: 29 Aug 2002
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Handle: RePEc:ecj:ac2002:159

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  1. Pham, Thu Phuong, 2013. "Broker ID Transparency and Price Impact of Trades: Evidence from the Korean Exchange," Working Papers 17211, University of Tasmania, School of Economics and Finance, revised 16 Oct 2013.
  2. Thierry, FOUCAULT & Sophie, MOINAS & Erik, THEISSEN, 2003. "Does anonymity matter in electronic limit order markets ?," Les Cahiers de Recherche 784, HEC Paris.
  3. Degryse, H.A. & Achter, M. van & Wuyts, G., 2012. "Internalization, Clearing and Settlement, and Liquidity," Discussion Paper 2012-002, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  4. Anand, Amber & Weaver, Daniel G., 2004. "Can order exposure be mandated?," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 7(4), pages 405-426, October.
  5. PASCUAL, Roberto & VEREDAS, David, 2006. "Does the open limit order book matter in explaining long run volatility ?," CORE Discussion Papers 2006110, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  6. Hans Degryse & Mark Van Achter & Gunther Wuyts, 2004. "Dynamic order Submission Strategies with Competition between a Dealer Market and a Crossing Network," Center for Economic Studies - Discussion papers ces0415, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centrum voor Economische Studiën.
  7. Eom, Kyong Shik & Ok, Jinho & Park, Jong-Ho, 2007. "Pre-trade transparency and market quality," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 10(4), pages 319-341, November.
  8. Phuong Pham, Thu & Joakim Westerholm, P., 2013. "An international trend in market design: Endogenous effects of limit order book transparency on volatility, spreads, depth and volume," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 202-223.
  9. Pham, Thu Phuong & Westerholm, P. Joakim, 2013. "A survey of research into broker identity and limit order book," Working Papers 17212, University of Tasmania, School of Economics and Finance, revised 16 Oct 2013.
  10. Degryse, H.A., 2007. "Competition on Financial Markets: Does Market Design Matter?," Discussion Paper 2007-004, Tilburg University, Tilburg Law and Economic Center.

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