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The first part of the Laboratory of Financial Economics Annual Summer Workshop series

On Tuesday, May 22 at 15.00 International Laboratory of Financial Economics will hold the first part of the Laboratory of Financial Economics Annual Summer Workshop series.
Venue: Shabolovka st. 26, Room 3402

Speakers:

Vincent Fardeau (ICEF, HSE). Theme: "Dynamic Strategic Trading around Anticipated Demand / Supply Shocks"
Luca Gelsomini (ICEF, HSE). Theme: "Dynamic Trading and the Voluntary Disclosure of Information"

Guest presenter: Igor Makarov (LSE). Theme: "Trading and Arbitrage in Cryptocurrency Markets"

Igor Makarov's paper abstract: This paper studies the efficiency and price formation of bitcoin and other cryptocurrency markets. First, there are large recurrent arbitrage opportunities in bitcoin prices relative to fiat currencies across exchanges that often persist for several days or weeks. These price dispersions exist even in the face of significant trading volumes on many of the exchanges. The total size of arbitrage profits just from December 2017 to February 2018 is above of $1 billion. Second, arbitrage opportunities are much larger across than within the same region; they are particularly large between the US, Japan and Korea, but smaller between the US and Europe. The arbitrage spreads are much smaller between cryptocurrency pairs across exchanges, suggesting that capital controls on fiat currencies play an important role. Finally, we decompose signed volume on each exchange into a common component and an idiosyncratic, exchange-specific component. We show that the common component explains 80 percent of the variation in bitcoin returns and that the idiosyncratic components of order flow play an important role in explaining the size of the arbitrage spreads between exchanges.

Everyone interested is welcome to attend!

Pass can be ordered by:
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e-mail: snonin@hse.ru
contact: Nonin Semyon