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Short-Sales in Global Perspective

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  • Arturo Bris
  • William Goetzmann
  • Ning Zhu

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Short-selling differs significantly around the world, and practice depends not only on regulatory structure but upon costs and tax considerations. Our survey of world markets suggests that, while as much as 93 percent of the world's equity market by capitalization is shortable, there are particular regions of the world where it is difficult to take a short position. These include seve

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Paper provided by Yale School of Management in its series Yale School of Management Working Papers with number ysm453.

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Date of creation: 01 Jan 2004
Date of revision: 01 Sep 2009
Handle: RePEc:ysm:somwrk:ysm453

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  1. Ghosh, Swati & Revilla, Ernesto, 2007. "Enhancing the efficiency of securities markets in East Asia," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4129, The World Bank.
  2. James Angel & Douglas McCabe, 2009. "The Business Ethics of Short Selling and Naked Short Selling," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 85(1), pages 239-249, February.

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