How Do Shocks Arise and Spread Across Stock Markets? A Microstructure Perspective

forthcoming in Management Science

66 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2014 Last revised: 1 Mar 2021

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Dion Bongaerts

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Finance

Richard Roll

California Institute of Technology

Dominik Rösch

State University of New York at Buffalo - School of Management

Mathijs A. Van Dijk

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Darya Yuferova

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Finance

Date Written: February 28, 2021

Abstract

We study intraday, market-wide shocks to stock prices, market liquidity, and trading activity on international stock markets and assess the relevance of recent theories on "liquidity dry-ups" in explaining such shocks. Market-wide price shocks are prevalent and large, with rapid spillovers across markets. However, price shocks are predominantly driven by information; they do not revert and are often associated with macroeconomic news. Furthermore, liquidity shocks are typically isolated and transitory. Overall, we find little evidence for liquidity effects fomenting price shocks or non-fundamental contagion, nor for alternative explanations. Market-wide liquidity dry-ups are thus of little concern to international investors.

Keywords: Equity markets, jumps, financial crises, contagion, liquidity, trading activity

JEL Classification: G12, G15

Suggested Citation

Bongaerts, Dion and Roll, Richard W. and Rösch, Dominik and Van Dijk, Mathijs A. and Yuferova, Darya, How Do Shocks Arise and Spread Across Stock Markets? A Microstructure Perspective (February 28, 2021). forthcoming in Management Science, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2475518 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2475518

Dion Bongaerts

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Finance ( email )

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Richard W. Roll

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Dominik Rösch

State University of New York at Buffalo - School of Management ( email )

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Mathijs A. Van Dijk

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) ( email )

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Netherlands

Darya Yuferova (Contact Author)

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Finance ( email )

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N-5045 Bergen
Norway

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