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Efficiency characteristics of a market for state contingent claims

Efficiency characteristics of a market for state contingent claims
Efficiency characteristics of a market for state contingent claims
This paper concludes that a market for state-contingent claims (UK horserace betting) displays evidence of pervasive but heterogeneous forms of inefficiency, in significant contrast to earlier investigations. Using hitherto unavailable data, comparison of notional returns implicit in parallel sets of bookmaker and parimutuel odds identifies inefficiency in terms of zones of distinct but contrasting forms of cross-market returns differential. The inefficiency is rationalized in terms of both buyer and supplier behaviour; its durability is explained in terms of limited arbitrage opportunities.
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1751-1754
Bruce, A.C.
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Johnson, J.E.V.
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Bruce, A.C.
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Johnson, J.E.V.
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Bruce, A.C. and Johnson, J.E.V. (2001) Efficiency characteristics of a market for state contingent claims. Applied Economics, 33 (13), 1751-1754.

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This paper concludes that a market for state-contingent claims (UK horserace betting) displays evidence of pervasive but heterogeneous forms of inefficiency, in significant contrast to earlier investigations. Using hitherto unavailable data, comparison of notional returns implicit in parallel sets of bookmaker and parimutuel odds identifies inefficiency in terms of zones of distinct but contrasting forms of cross-market returns differential. The inefficiency is rationalized in terms of both buyer and supplier behaviour; its durability is explained in terms of limited arbitrage opportunities.

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Published date: 2001
Additional Information: Johnson, J.E.V. and A.C. Bruce

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Local EPrints ID: 35705
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/35705
ISSN: 0003-6846
PURE UUID: 9f39582c-3213-4a2b-9673-bc8ef8317381

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Date deposited: 22 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:46

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