Chapter 20. The Regulation of Insider Trading

  1. Donald A. Wittman
  1. Dennis W. Carlton and
  2. Daniel R. Fischel

Published Online: 17 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470752135.ch20

Economic Analysis of the Law: Selected Readings

Economic Analysis of the Law: Selected Readings

How to Cite

Carlton, D. W. and Fischel, D. R. (2004) The Regulation of Insider Trading, in Economic Analysis of the Law: Selected Readings (ed D. A. Wittman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470752135.ch20

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631231578

Online ISBN: 9780470752135

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Keywords:

  • regulation;
  • insider trading;
  • federal regulations;
  • information;
  • corporation laws

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Insider Trading and the Coase Theorem

  • Why Firms Might Want to Allocate the Property Rights in Valuable Information to Managers as Opposed to Shareholders

  • The Arguments against Insider Trading

  • Legal Rules Restricting Insider Trading

  • Summary and Conclusion