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Bid-Ask Price Competition with Asymmetric Information between Market-Makers

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  • Stefano Lovo

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    (GREGH - Groupement de Recherche et d'Etudes en Gestion à HEC - HEC Paris - Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Ricardo Calcagno

This paper studies the effect of asymmetric information on the price formation process in a quote-driven market. One market-maker receives private information on the value of the quoted asset and repeatedly competes with market-makers who are uninformed. We show that despite the fact that the informed market-maker's quotes are public, the market is never strong-form efficient with certainty until the last stage. We characterize a reputational equilibrium in which the informed market-maker influences and possibly misleads the uninformed market-makers' beliefs. At this equilibrium, a price leadership effect arises, the informed market-maker's expected pay-off is positive and the rate of price discovery increases in the last stages of trade.

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Date of creation: 01 Apr 2006
Publication status: Published in The Review of Economic Studies, 2006, Vol.72,n°2, pp.329-355
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00460018
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