Illiquidity and Stock Returns: Cross-Section and Time-Series Effects: A Replication

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Lawrence Harris

University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department; Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance (the Q-Group); Financial Economists Roundtable; Interactive Brokers, Inc. (IBKR)

Andrea Amato

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

This paper replicates and extends the Amihud (2002) study that links liquidity to asset pricing. Using the current version of the CRSP dataset, we obtain essentially the same results that Amihud presents. The same methods applied to more recent data show a much weaker relation between liquidity and asset pricing. Finally, we compare the explanatory power of Amihud’s illiquidity measure to that of other simple measures that use the same data for their calculation. We find that the Amihud illiquidity measure is no better than substantially simpler measures.

Keywords: Liquidity, illiquidity, Amihud measure, asset pricing

JEL Classification: G12, G10

Suggested Citation

Harris, Lawrence and Amato, Andrea, Illiquidity and Stock Returns: Cross-Section and Time-Series Effects: A Replication (2002). Marshall School of Business Working Paper No. 17-13, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2901327 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2901327

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