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Where is the Market? Evidence from Cross-Listings

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  • Halling, Michael
  • Pagano, Marco
  • Randl, Otto
  • Zechner, Josef

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We investigate the distribution of trading volume across different venues after a company lists abroad. In most cases, after an initial blip, foreign trading declines rapidly to extremely low levels. However, there is considerable cross-sectional variation in the persistence and magnitude of foreign trading. The ratio between foreign and domestic trading volume is higher for smaller, more export and high-tech oriented companies. It is also higher for companies that cross-list on markets with lower trading costs and better insider trading protection. Foreign trading is high close to the cross-listing date but decreases dramatically in the subsequent six months. This accords with the ‘flow-back hypothesis’ that declining foreign trading is associated with the gravitational pull of the home market.

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  • Halling, Michael & Pagano, Marco & Randl, Otto & Zechner, Josef, 2005. "Where is the Market? Evidence from Cross-Listings," CEPR Discussion Papers 4987, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General

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