Hawkes-type HFT implies price impact

Dmytro Karabash

The importance of price impact in HFT is outlined via well known phenomena of micro-price. We look at price impact as macro phenomena and for its explanation turn to micro phenomena, specifically to order book dynamics modeled via multi-dimensional Hawkes processes. We then show that on the level of first-moment simplification of the model this type of order book implies well known phenomena of price impact observed by Almgren and more precise one proposed by Gatheral.

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