Microstructure of Foreign Exchange and Equity Markets

A workshop organized by the Bank of Canada and the Norges Bank

The Financial Markets Department of the Bank of Canada and Norges Bank organized a joint workshop on the Microstructure of Foreign Exchange and Equity Markets. The workshop was hosted by the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on 20 and 21 October 2006. This workshop provided an opportunity for researchers to discuss theoretical and empirical issues regarding the microstructure of equity and currency markets. The keynote speaker on Friday was Prof. Jiang Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the keynote speaker on Saturday was Prof. Richard Lyons, University of California, Berkeley.

The workshop was a continuation of the Norges Bank conference on the Microstructure of Equity and Currency Markets 2005.

Organizing Committee

Thierry Foucault, HEC, Paris
Ingrid Lo, Bank of Canada
Richard Lyons, University of California, Berkeley
Bernt Arne Odegaard, Norwegian School of Management
Christine Parlour, University of California, Berkeley
Dagfinn Rime, Norges Bank

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"Market Maker Inventories and Stock Prices"

Terrence Hendershott and Mark S. Seasholes

"Order flow and Prices"

Ekkehart Boehmer and Julie Wu

"How to Close a Stock Market? The Impact of a Closing Call Auction on Prices and Trading Strategies"

Luisella Bosetti, Eugene Kandel, and Barbara Rindi

"Price Discovery in Currency Markets"

Carol Osler, Alexander Mende, and Lukas Menkhoff

"Exchange Rate Forecasting, Order Flow and Macroeconomic Information"

Dagfinn Rime, Lucio Sarno, and Elvira Sojli

"The Informativeness of Customer Order Flow following Macroeconomic Announcements: Evidence from Treasury Futures Markets"

Albert J. Menkveld, Asani Sarkar, and Michel van der Wel

"Exchange Rate Response to Macro News: Through the Lens of Microstructure"

Tanseli Savaser

"Commonality and Liquidity: A Global Perspective"

Paul Brockman, Dennis Chung, and Christophe Pérignon

"Pricing Implications of Shared Variance in Liquidity Measures"

Loran Chollete, Randi Naes, and Johannes A. Skjeltorp

"Dinner Address"

David Longworth

"Stock Price Informativeness, Cross-Listings and Investment Decisions"

Thierry Foucault and Thomas Gehrig

"Locals, Foreigners and Multi-market Trading of Equities: Some Intraday Evidence"

Warren Bailey, Connie Mao, and Kulpatra Sirodom

"A Market Microstructure Analysis of Foreign Exchange Intervention"

Paolo Vitale

"Sovereign Debt Without Default Penalties"

Alexander Guembel and Oren Sussman

"Large' vs 'small' players: A closer look at the dynamics of speculative attacks"

Geir H. Bjønnes, Steinar Holden, Dagfinn Rime, and Haakon O.Aa. Solheim

"Customer Order Flow, Information and Liquidity on the Hungarian Foreign Exchange Market"

Áron Gereben, György Gyomai, and Norbert Kiss

"Is there Cash Flow Information in Quantities?"

Richard K. Lyons

"Liquidity, Asset Price, and Welfare"

Jiang Wang

 

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