One of the most critical factors that investors look for in a financial market is liquidity. Liquidity is defined as the ability to buy or sell significant quantities of a security quickly, anonymously, and with relatively little price impact. Lack of liquidity was the fundamental cause of the recent global financial crises. This occurred because the liquidity measures in academic literature were not able to detect the problem due to theoretical and empirical flaws. In this lecture we present a new liquidity measure that is superior to previous theoretical models and was able to detect the global financial crises.
A new method for modelling liquidity in light of the financial crisis
Professor of Finance
Wednesday 21 October 2015 at 6.30 pm.
Huxley lecture theatre
Queensdown School Road
Brighton BN2 4GJ