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Price discovery in government bond markets

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  • Valseth, Siri

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    (University of Stavanger)

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Price discovery in government bond markets is explored using Norwegian data including trades from both tiers of the market and dealer identities. The results show that while aggregate interdealer order flow explains one-fourth of daily yield changes, aggregate customer order flow has little explanatory power. Dealers are heterogeneously informed and appear to have different sources of information. While some dealers mainly rely on their customer trades, others appear to rely on skill in acquiring and interpreting other relevant information, suggesting that dealers play an independent role in the price discovery process.

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Paper provided by University of Stavanger in its series UiS Working Papers in Economics and Finance with number 2011/3.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: 06 Apr 2011
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:stavef:2011_003

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Postal: University of Stavanger, NO-4036 Stavanger, Norway
Web page: http://www.uis.no/research/economics_and_finance
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Keywords: Price Discovery; Microstructure; Government Bonds; Norway;

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  1. Alessandro Girardi & Claudio Impenna, 2013. "Price discovery in the Italian sovereign bonds market: the role of order flow," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) 906, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

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