The Information Role Of Upstairs And Downstairs Trading
AbstractThe author assumes that customers do not continuously participate in all markets and that intermediaries are repositories of information about the ("unexpressed") demands of currently nonparticipating customers. A model of downstairs (i.e., centralized) versus upstairs (i.e., fragmented) markets is developed based on the assumption that upstairs (and not downstairs) dealers may possess information about unexpressed demand. The equilibrium liquidity of both markets is characterized by the trade-off between the benefits of information about unexpressed demand and the cost to the customer of trading in a fragmented market. Copyright 1992 by University of Chicago Press.
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competition ; demand ; information ; prices;
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- Grossman, Sanford J, 1992. "The Informational Role of Upstairs and Downstairs Trading," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 65(4), pages 509-28, October.
- Sanford J. Grossman, . "The Informational Role of Upstairs and Downstairs Trading," Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research Working Papers 22-90, Wharton School Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research.
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