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Microstructure of the Euro-area government bond market

Darbha, M. and Dufour, A. (2013) Microstructure of the Euro-area government bond market. In: Baker, H. K. and Kiymaz, H. (eds.) Market microstructure in emerging and developed markets. Robert W. Kolb series in finance. John Wiley, Hoboken, pp. 39-58. ISBN 9781118278444

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This chapter highlights similarities and differences of equity and fixed- income markets and provides an overview of the characteristics of European government bond market trading and liquidity. Most existing studies focus on the U.S. market. This chapter presents the institutional details of the MTS market, which is the largest European electronic platform for trading government, quasi-government, asset- backed, and corporate fixed- income securities. It reviews the main features of high- frequency fixed- income data and the methods for measuring market liquidity. Finally, the chapter shows how liquidity differs across European countries, how liquidity varies with the structure of the market, and how liquidity has changed during the recent liquidity and sovereign crises.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Henley Business School > ICMA Centre
ID Code:32447
Publisher:John Wiley

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