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Title:
Essays in Market Microstructure
Author:
Wang, Qin
Issue Date:
2009
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The first essay investigates whether there is an informational linkage between option trading activities and underlying stock depths. I find that option trading activities and underlying stock depths are informative for predicting each other, indicating that a linkage does exist. I further find that underlying stock depths beyond best prices contain more information than same-side depths at best prices for predicting future option trading activities, which is corroborated by my additional finding that institutional investors are more likely to place underlying stock limit orders less aggressively than individual investors. My findings indicate that standing underlying stock limit orders play an important role in price discovery between options and underlying stock markets.The second essay empirically examines whether specialists face adverse selection and evaluates the performance of the six measures of adverse selection or trade informativeness. I find that specialists face adverse selection. I find that the Glosten-Harris (1988) measure is the most reliable, that the Huang-Stoll (1997) measure is the least reliable, and that the ranking among the George-Kaul-Nimalendran (1991), Lin-Sanger-Booth (1995), PIN (1996), and Hasbrouck (1991b) measures is ambiguous.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Management
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Management; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Lamoureux, Christopher G.

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleEssays in Market Microstructureen_US
dc.creatorWang, Qinen_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Qinen_US
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe first essay investigates whether there is an informational linkage between option trading activities and underlying stock depths. I find that option trading activities and underlying stock depths are informative for predicting each other, indicating that a linkage does exist. I further find that underlying stock depths beyond best prices contain more information than same-side depths at best prices for predicting future option trading activities, which is corroborated by my additional finding that institutional investors are more likely to place underlying stock limit orders less aggressively than individual investors. My findings indicate that standing underlying stock limit orders play an important role in price discovery between options and underlying stock markets.The second essay empirically examines whether specialists face adverse selection and evaluates the performance of the six measures of adverse selection or trade informativeness. I find that specialists face adverse selection. I find that the Glosten-Harris (1988) measure is the most reliable, that the Huang-Stoll (1997) measure is the least reliable, and that the ranking among the George-Kaul-Nimalendran (1991), Lin-Sanger-Booth (1995), PIN (1996), and Hasbrouck (1991b) measures is ambiguous.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectManagementen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineManagementen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLamoureux, Christopher G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDyl, Edward A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJiang, Georgeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberOaxaca, Ronald L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest10206en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659750800en_US
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