International Cross-Listing and Order Flow Migration: Evidence from an Emerging Market
Posted: 13 Feb 1997
Date Written: July 1996
Policy makers in emerging markets are increasingly concerned about the consequences for the domestic equity market when a company lists its stock abroad. We show that the effects of cross-listing depends on market transparency, i.e., the quality of inter-market information linkages. We investigate these issues with unique data from the Mexican equity market. The impact of cross-listing is complex, balancing the costs of order flow migration against the benefits of increased inter-market competition. These effects are exacerbated by equity investment barriers that induce segmentation of the domestic equity market. Consequently, the benefits and costs of cross-listing are not evenly spread over all classes of shareholders.
JEL Classification: F02, N26
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