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Comparative analysis of market efficiency in parallel betting markets

Comparative analysis of market efficiency in parallel betting markets
Comparative analysis of market efficiency in parallel betting markets
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 bookmakers and parimutuel odds identifies inefficiency in terms of zones of distinct but contrasting forms of cross-market returns differential. Comparative returns to actual betting activity suggest further distinctions between notional and actual cross-market returns
99-143
University of Southampton
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.
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(1999) Comparative analysis of market efficiency in parallel betting markets (Accounting and Management Science Papers, 99-143) Southampton, UK. University of Southampton

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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 bookmakers and parimutuel odds identifies inefficiency in terms of zones of distinct but contrasting forms of cross-market returns differential. Comparative returns to actual betting activity suggest further distinctions between notional and actual cross-market returns

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Published date: 1999

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Local EPrints ID: 36090
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/36090
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Date deposited: 24 Apr 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:45

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