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Authors: Polina Kovaleva and Giulia Iori

Journal: Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Volume 57, Pages 145–162 (2015)

Year: 2015

Status: Journal Articles

Abstract: This paper studies the e ects of pre-trade quote transparency on spread, price discovery and liquidity in an artificial limit order market with heterogeneous trading rules. Our agent-based numerical experiments suggest that full quote transparency incurs substantial transaction costs to traders and dampens trading activity in an order-driven market. Our finding reveal that exogenous restriction of displayed depth, up to several best quotes, does not benefit market performance. On the contrary, endogenous restriction of displayed quote depth, by means of iceberg orders, improves market quality in multiple dimensions: it reduces average transaction costs, maintains higher liquidity and moderate volatility, balances the limit order book, and enhances price discovery.

Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jedc.2015.05.011

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