The Historical Dynamics of US Financial Exchanges

Bjørn N. Jørgensen*, Kenneth A. Kavajecz*, Scott N. Swisher IV*

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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The historical dynamics of entry and exit in the financial exchange industry are analyzed for a panel of 327 US exchanges from 1855 through 2012. We focus on economic, technological and regulatory factors. Using novel panel data evidence, we empirically test whether these factors are consistent with existing financial theories. We find that US exchanges are more likely to exit per year after the passage of the Securities Exchange Act. The telephone, literacy and regulation are robust predictors of financial exchange dynamics, whereby an upward trend in literacy is an important driver of exchange entry.
TidsskriftFinancial History Review
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)153-174
Antal sider22
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2021

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Published online: 14. July 2021


  • Financial exchange
  • Entry
  • Exit
  • Mergers