The Microstructure Exchange is a virtual academic market microstructure research seminar of indefinite length, intended to continue the sharing of ideas between researchers.
Speakers will be invited to present their work over Zoom. Seminars will last 45 minutes with questions asked at designated break points during the talk and a 15 minute Q&A session at the end of the session that will be organized by a moderator.
Centralizing Over-The-Counter Markets?
with Jason Allen (Bank of Canada)
April 13th, 11 am (EDT)
Abstract: In traditional over-the-counter (OTC) markets investors trade bilaterally through intermediaries, called dealers. An important regulatory question is whether to centralize OTC markets by shifting trades onto centralized platforms. We address this question in the context of the Canadian government bond market, which is liquid and price-transparent. We document that, even in this market, dealers charge substantial markups when trading with investors, and show that there is a price gap between large investors who have access to a centralized platform and small investors who do not. We specify a model to quantify how much of this price gap is due to platform access, and assess welfare effects. The model predicts that not all investors would use the platform, even if platform access were universal. Nevertheless, the price gap between small and large investors would close by 35-52%. Further, welfare would increase by 9-30% because more trades go via dealers who have high values to trade, for instance, because they seek to sell their inventory.
Seminars will take place on Tuesdays. Times may vary to accomodate a broader global audience and to meet the speaker’s schedule.
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- Björn Hagströmer – Stockholm University (website or email)
- Katya Malinova – McMaster University (website or email)
- Andreas Park – University of Toronto (website, twitter, or email)
- Cameron Pfiffer – University of Oregon (website, twitter, or email)
- Andriy Shkilko – Wilfrid Laurier University (website, twitter, or email)
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- Zhaogang Song (recording and paper)
- Darrell Duffie (recording, paper, and slides)
- Joel Hasbrouck (recording, paper, and slides)
- Evangelos Benos (recording, paper, slides)
- Pete Kyle (recording, paper, and slides)
- Hans Degryse (recording, paper, and slides)
- Haoxiang Zhu (recording, paper, and slides)
- Edwin Hu (recording, paper, and slides)
- Yan Xiong (recording, paper, and slides)
- Terry Hendershott (recording, paper, and (slides)
- Mina Lee (recording)
- Chaojun Wang (recording and paper)
- Thomas Marta (recording and paper).
- Thomas Ernst (recording and paper).
- Alexey Ivashchenko (recording, paper, and slides)
- Anthony Lee Zhang (recording and paper)
- Marius Zoican (recording, paper, slides, and video abstract)
- Mao Ye (recording, slides, paper, and video abstract)
- Eric Budish (recording, paper, and video abstract)
- Chester Spatt (recording, paper, slides, video abstract)
- Gideon Saar (recording, slides, and video abstract)
- Dmitriy Muravyev (recording, paper, and video abstract)
- Albert Menkveld (recording, paper, slides, and video abstract)
- Sophie Moinas (recording, paper, and slides).
- Maureen O’Hara (video abstract and paper). We apologize – the recording is not available due to a technical issue.
- Angelo Ranaldo (recording, slides, video abstract, and paper)
- Sunil Wahal (recording, slides, video abstract, and paper)
- Thierry Foucault (recording, slides, video abstract, and paper)
The Microstructure Exchange will host resources, tools, and data for microstructure researchers. Please contact email@example.com to add your resource to this section.
- Spread statistics from Sunil Wahal. The dataset contains nanosecond precision spreads (using four methodologies) of all common stocks and ETFs with valid data. See Conrad and Wahal (2020) for more information.
- Quote-to-trade ratios from the paper Quoting activity and the cost of capital by Ioanid Rosu, Elvira Sojli, and Wing Wah Tham. Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) data was used in preparing this output.
- The Microstructure Online Seminars Asia Pacific series hosts previous Microstructure Exchange speakers at times that better match the Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore time zone.
- The Summer School on Market Microstructure, presented by Thierry Foucault and Albert Menkveld, will be hosted on June 7-11, 2021 at Stockholm Business School. It is a one-week intensive course, suitable for PhD students and advanced practitioners.