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Catalysts for price discovery in the European Union Emissions Trading System

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  • Schultz, Emma
  • Swieringa, John

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We provide the first evidence on catalysts for price discovery in the European Union Emissions Trading System. Specifically, by employing high frequency data across a wide range of fungible securities, we find that trading costs are a more important determinant of price discovery than either the implicit provision of leverage in securities such as futures and options or the existence of market segmentation. Moreover, securities with low trading costs display greater price discovery than those with high trading costs.

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  • Schultz, Emma & Swieringa, John, 2014. "Catalysts for price discovery in the European Union Emissions Trading System," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 112-122.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:42:y:2014:i:c:p:112-122
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2014.01.012
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    Keywords

    Price discovery; Trading costs; Emissions trading;

    JEL classification:

    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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