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Competition between Exchanges: A research Agenda

  • Estelle Cantillon
  • Pai-Ling Yin

This paper describes open research questions related to the competition and market structure of financial exchanges and argues that only a combination of industrial organization and finance can satisfactorily attack these questions. Two examples are discussed to illustrate how the combination of these two approaches can significantly enrich the analysis: the “network externality puzzle”, which refers to the question of why trading for the same security is often split across trading venues, and the impact of the multi-sided character of financial exchanges on pricing and profitability.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Publication status: Published in: International journal of industrial organization (2011) v.29,p.329-336
Handle: RePEc:ulb:ulbeco:2013/99386
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