Liquidity Shocks and Order Book Dynamics

52 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2009 Last revised: 5 Jan 2022

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Bruno Biais

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Pierre-Olivier Weill

University of California, Los Angeles; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: May 2009

Abstract

We propose a dynamic competitive equilibrium model of limit order trading, based on the premise that investors cannot monitor markets continuously. We study how limit order markets absorb transient liquidity shocks, which occur when a significant fraction of investors lose their willingness and ability to hold assets. We characterize the equilibrium dynamics of market prices, bid-ask spreads, order submissions and cancelations, as well as the volume and limit order book depth they generate.

Suggested Citation

Biais, Bruno and Weill, Pierre-Olivier, Liquidity Shocks and Order Book Dynamics (May 2009). NBER Working Paper No. w15009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1412021

Bruno Biais

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