The issue of insider trading in law and economics: Lessons for emerging financial markets in the world [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 19 (4):345 - 353 (1999)
Growth of the private sector and privatization of state companies around the world have led to the emergence of various stock markets, some of which are depicted by insider trading. Law literature uses the arguments of unfairness, breach of fiduciary rights and damage to others to define and rule against insider trading. Economic literature can be used to interpret insider trading from other perspectives. This study argues that the question of insider trading in developing markets can be resolved by the extent stock markets generate externalities and are public goods. It advocates structural changes in the developing markets and examines the conditions under which the Coase Theorem would work.
Keywords Coase Theorem  economics and law  insider trading  public goods
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