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The components of the bid-ask spread in a limit-order market: Evidence from the Tokyo Stock Exchange

Hee-Joon Ahn; Jun Cai; Yasushi Hamao; Richard Y. K. Ho

Title:
The components of the bid-ask spread in a limit-order market: Evidence from the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Author(s):
Ahn, Hee-Joon
Cai, Jun
Hamao, Yasushi
Ho, Richard Y. K.
Date:
Type:
Working papers
Department:
Center on Japanese Economy and Business
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Series:
Center on Japanese Economy and Business Working Papers
Part Number:
197
Publisher:
Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
This paper analyzes the components of the bid-ask spread in the limit-order book of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). While the behavior of spread components in U.S. markets has been extensively studied, little is known about the spread components in a pure limit-order market. We find that both the adverse selection and order handling cost components of the TSE exhibit U-shape patterns independently, in contrast to the findings of Madhavan, Richardson, and Roomans (1997) for U.S. stocks. On the TSE, there does not exist an upstairs market that allows large trades to be prenegotiated or certified as on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). This feature of the TSE provides a valuable opportunity to examine the relationship between trade size and spread components. Our results show that the adverse selection cost increases with trade size while order handling cost decreases with it.
Subject(s):
Economics, Commerce-Business
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