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Liquidity and Arbitrage in Options Markets: A Survival Analysis Approach

  • Laurent Deville
  • Fabrice Riva

This paper examines the determinants of the time it takes for an index options market to return to no arbitrage values after put-call parity deviations, using intraday transactions data from the French index options market. We employ survival analysis to characterize how limits to arbitrage influence the expected duration of arbitrage deviations. After controlling for conventional limits to arbitrage, we show that liquidity-linked variables are associated with a faster reversion of arbitrage profits. The introduction of an Exchange Traded Fund also affects the survival rates of deviations, but this impact essentially stems from the reduction in the level of potential arbitrage profits. Copyright 2007, Oxford University Press.

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Volume (Year): 11 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 497-525

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