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Author Leung, Chung Ho
Title Investor protection and liquidity replenishment
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Descript 308 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 69-01, Section: A, page: 0320
Adviser: Raymond So
Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2007
The purpose of this dissertation is to examine the importance of investor protection for the dynamics between liquidity provision and transitory volatility in a pure order-driven market. I posit that environments with better investor protection lead to a more stable ecological system of the supply and the demand of liquidity
In this dissertation, data on the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEx) are employed. The Hong Kong equity market lists companies from distinct investor protection environments. These companies are traded under the same market mechanism even though they have different levels of legal protection for investors e.g. Hang Seng Index (HSI) Constituents versus H-shares/red chips. The HKEx is also a very good example of pure order driven markets. Stock prices are determined by the buy and sell orders submitted by traders without liquidity providers of the last resort. Therefore, the Hong Kong equity market provides a unique opportunity to compare the liquidity replenishment process across diverse regulatory environments, but still under one pure order driven market trading with the same mechanism and currency. The choice of Hong Kong data is also justified on the grounds of the size of the Hong Kong market and the increasing importance of Hong Kong in worldwide financial market
This dissertation has five chapters. Chapter 1 is the introduction that covers the motivation and major findings of the dissertation
Chapter 2 provides the literature survey on investor protection and liquidity provision. Work in related studies and the latest developments in these areas are reviewed
Chapter 3 coven the institutional details of the Hong Kong stock market and the specification of datasets. The descriptive statistics of the trading activities of the sample companies are also presented. An understanding of these descriptive statistics is useful in choosing the appropriate theoretical model and econometric techniques in the analysis. Apart form using regression analysis to investigate the impacts of transitory volatility on market depth and order-flow composition; additional control measures are also implemented. For instance, matched samples based on market depth, transitory volatility, daily trading volume, etc. are constructed. Statistical Tests are employed to investigate the influence of investor protection
Chapter 4 presents the results of the regression models. Apart form investigating the impacts of transitory volatility on market depth and order-flow composition, this chapter also contributes to the literature by examining the distinction (of this interaction) between companies under different regulatory environment. It is found that the liquidity replenishments for Hong Kong-based companies are more rapid than their Chinese counterparts. The results show that companies ruled by strict governance regulations provide more liquidity when liquidity is most needed. Additional test results also suggest that this difference is robust to various control criteria
Chapter 5 gives the summary and conclusions
School code: 1307
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 69-01A
Subject Economics, Finance
Alt Author The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
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