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Strategic Financial Innovation in Segmented Markets

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  • Jean-Pierre Zigrand

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  • Rohit Rahi

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We study a model with restricted investor participation in which strategic arbitrageurs reap profits by exploiting mispricings across different market segments. We endogenize the asset structure as the outcome of a security design game played by the arbitrageurs. The equilibrium asset structure depends realistically upon considerations such as depth and gains from trade. It is neither complete nor socially optimal in general; the degree of inefficiency depends upon the heterogeneity of investors.Journal of Economic Literature classification numbers: G12, D52.Keywords: Security design, arbitrage, intermediation, market segmentation.

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  1. Hara, Chiaki, 2011. "Pareto improvement and agenda control of sequential financial innovations," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(3), pages 336-345.
  2. Chiaki Hara, 2010. "Pareto Improvement and Agenda Control of Sequential Financial Innovations," KIER Working Papers 748, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
  3. Thorsten Beck & Tao Chen & Chen Lin & Frank M. Song, 2012. "Financial Innovation: The Bright and the Dark Sides," Working Papers 052012, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research.
  4. Büyükşahin, Bahattin & Robe, Michel A., 2014. "Speculators, commodities and cross-market linkages," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 38-70.
  5. Rohit Rahi & Jean-Pierre Zigrand, 2008. "Arbitrage networks," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 4787, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  6. Rohit Rahi & Jean-Pierre Zigrand, 2007. "A theory of strategic intermediation and endogenous liquidity," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 4764, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.

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