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Some Remarks on Leland's Model of Insider Trading

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  • Repullo, Rafael

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This paper shows that Leland's (1992) results on the positive effects of insider trading on investment are not robust to the introduction of noise in the insider's information. The paper then considers two variations of his model in which the insider is risk neutral (to ensure robustness), and the investment decision is prior to the placing of the stock in the market. It is shown that if insider trading takes place in the primary market, it has no effect on the level of investment, whereas if it takes place in the secondary market, it has a negative effect on investment. Copyright 1999 by The London School of Economics and Political Science

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Article provided by London School of Economics and Political Science in its journal Economica.

Volume (Year): 66 (1999)
Issue (Month): 263 (August)
Pages: 359-74

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Handle: RePEc:bla:econom:v:66:y:1999:i:263:p:359-74

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  1. Bhattacharya, Sudipto & Nicodano, Giovanna, 1999. "Insider Trading, Investment and Liquidity," CEPR Discussion Papers 2251, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Etebari, Ahmad & Tourani-Rad, Alireza & Gilbert, Aaron, 2004. "Disclosure regulation and the profitability of insider trading: Evidence from New Zealand," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 12(5), pages 479-502, November.
  3. Muendler, Marc-Andreas, 2008. "Risk-neutral investors do not acquire information," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 5(3), pages 156-161, September.
  4. Liang, Woan-lih & Lin, Hsiou-wei W. & Syu, Yir-Jung, 2010. "Precision of Investor Information and Financial Disclosure," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 627-632, October.
  5. Luis Angel Medrano & Xavier Vives, 2004. "Regulating Insider Trading When Investment Matters," Review of Finance, Springer, vol. 8(2), pages 199-277.
  6. Dimitri Vayanos & Jiang Wang, 2012. "Market Liquidity — Theory and Empirical Evidence," NBER Working Papers 18251, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  7. Chi-Wen Lee & Zemin Lu, 2008. "Trading on inside information when there may be tippees," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Springer, vol. 31(3), pages 241-260, October.

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