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International price discovery in the presence of microstructure noise


  • Grammig, Joachim G.
  • Peter, Franziska J.


This paper addresses and resolves the issue of microstructure noise when measuring the relative importance of home and U.S. market in the price discovery process of Canadian interlisted stocks. In order to avoid large bounds for information shares, previous studies applying the Cholesky decomposition within the Hasbrouck (1995) framework had to rely on high frequency data. However, due to the considerable amount of microstructure noise inherent in return data at very high frequencies, these estimators are distorted. We offer a modified approach that identifies unique information shares based on distributional assumptions and thereby enables us to control for microstructure noise. Our results indicate that the role of the U.S. market in the price discovery process of Canadian interlisted stocks has been underestimated so far. Moreover, we suggest that rather than stock specific factors, market characteristics determine information shares.

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  • Grammig, Joachim G. & Peter, Franziska J., 2008. "International price discovery in the presence of microstructure noise," CFS Working Paper Series 2008/50, Center for Financial Studies (CFS).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:cfswop:200850

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    1. de Jong, Frank, 2002. "Measures of contributions to price discovery: a comparison," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 5(3), pages 323-327, July.
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    International Cross-Listings; Market Microstructure Noise; Price Discovery;

    JEL classification:

    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets


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