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Special Initiatives

Covid-19 Research

The Cambridge-INET led, COVID-19 Economic Research website has an extensive collection of special features, research papers, blogs and videos, by Cambridge Academics that look into the pandemic and it’s economics effects,

Research Paper

Dynamic Autoregressive Liquidity (DArLiQ)

Professor Oliver Linton
Professor Oliver Linton

Professor Oliver Linton has published a new Janeway Institute Working Paper with L. Wang and C.M. Hafner.

They introduce a new class of semiparametric dynamic autoregressive models for the Amihud illiquidity measure, which captures both the long-run trend in the illiquidity series with a nonparametric component and the short-run dynamics with an autoregressive component. 

They develop a GMM estimator based on conditional moment restrictions and an efficient semiparametric ML estimator based on an iid assumption. They derive large sample properties for both estimators and further develop a methodology to detect the occurrence of permanent and transitory breaks in the illiquidity process.

Finally, they demonstrate the model performance and its empirical relevance on two applications. First, they study the impact of stock splits on the illiquidity dynamics of the five largest US technology company stocks. Second, they investigate how the different components of the illiquidity process obtained from their model relate to the stock market risk premium using data on the S&P 500 stock market index.


Prof Florin Bilbiie is visiting

Prof Florin Bilbiie
Prof. Florin Bilbiie

Professor Florin Bilbiie (University of Lausanne) is being hosted at the Janeway Institute by Prof. Meredith Crowley 

Florin’s research focuses on business cycles and the role, effects and optimal design of monetary and fiscal policies, in environments with: heterogeneous households (limited participation and incomplete markets); firm entry/product creation and market power and/or complementarities

Visiting between:
01 Jan 2022 - 31 Jul 2022

Events & Activites

SoFiE 2022 Annual Conference

Cambridge-INET Institute, Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF), Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (cemmap) & Society for Financial Econometrics (SoFiE) are sponsoring the SoFiE 2022 Annual Conference.

The event will take place at Churchill College, University of Cambridge, from the 24th-26th June 2022. The Post-Conference for Young Scholars will be held on 27th June 2022.