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Price Impact of Block Trades and Price Behavior Surrounding Block Trades in Indian Capital Market


  • Ajay Pandey


  • Sobhesh Kumar Agarwalla



This paper analyzes the permanent (information effect) and temporary (liquidity effect) impact of block trades transacted in the National Stock Exchange of India.[W.P. No. 2010-04-02]

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  • Ajay Pandey & Sobhesh Kumar Agarwalla, 2010. "Price Impact of Block Trades and Price Behavior Surrounding Block Trades in Indian Capital Market," Working Papers id:2618, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2618
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