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Strategic Financial Innovation in Segmented Markets

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  • Rahi, Rohit
  • Zigrand, Jean-Pierre

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We analyse an equilibrium model with restricted investor participation in which strategic arbitrageurs play an innovation game and exploit the resulting mispricings by reaping trading profits. Since the equilibrium asset structure is not chosen by a social planner, it is chosen to maximize arbitrage profits and depends therefore realistically upon considerations such as depth, liquidity and gains from trade. In addition, the welfare properties of the resulting asset structure are studied. It is shown that the degree of inefficiency depends upon the heterogeneity of investors. The conjecture of the optimality of ‘Macro Markets’ is analysed formally in this framework.

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  • Rahi, Rohit & Zigrand, Jean-Pierre, 2004. "Strategic Financial Innovation in Segmented Markets," CEPR Discussion Papers 4176, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    1. Michail Anthropelos & Constantinos Kardaras, 2014. "Equilibrium in risk-sharing games," Papers 1412.4208, arXiv.org, revised Jul 2016.
    2. Chiaki Hara, 2010. "Pareto Improvement and Agenda Control of Sequential Financial Innovations," KIER Working Papers 748, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
    3. 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.
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    6. Michail Anthropelos & Scott Robertson & Konstantinos Spiliopoulos, 2018. "Optimal Investment and Derivative Demand Under Price Impact," Papers 1804.09151, arXiv.org.
    7. Rahi, Rohit & Zigrand, Jean-Pierre, 2008. "Arbitrage networks," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 4787, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    8. Rahi, Rohit & Zigrand, Jean-Pierre, 2013. "Walrasian foundations for equilibria in segmented markets," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 62008, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
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    12. Rahi, Rohit & Zigrand, Jean-Pierre, 2013. "Market quality and contagion in fragmented markets," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 60971, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    13. Rahi, Rohit & Zigrand, Jean-Pierre, 2009. "Endogenous liquidity and contagion," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 29300, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
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    Keywords

    arbitrage; asset innovation; innovation games; restricted participation;

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    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General

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