Contractual restrictions on insider trading: a welfare analysis
AbstractThis paper analyzes the welfare effects of permitting firms to negotiate contractually the right to allow corporate insiders to trade shares in the firm on private information. A computational framework is employed to (i) analyze formally the effects of insider trading on managerial investment choice, the informational efficiency of stock prices, and the welfare of all investor types; and (ii) examine the effectiveness of various compensation schemes (such as stock and insider trading rights) to mitigate conflicts of interest between managers and shareholders. I show that shareholders will typically choose not to grant insider trading rights to managers. This decision is socially optimal.
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Volume (Year): 18 (2001)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Note: Received: September 23, 2000; revised version: December 12, 2000
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