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Insider Trading With Product Differentiation

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  • Wassim Daher

    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST))

  • Harun Aydilek

    (Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST))

  • Fida Karam

    (Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) - Department of Economics and Finance)

  • Asiye Aydilek

    (Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) - Department of Economics and Finance)

Abstract

In this paper, we analyze the effect of Cournot competition with differentiated products on the real and financial decisions of a publicly-owned firm, with three different structures in the financial market : monopoly, duopoly and Stackelberg. We shows that the degree of product differentiation does not affect the results found in the literature on insider trading, concerning the effect of the financial market structure on firms' outputs, the revelation of information and the insiders' orders. Besides, firms' output, the amount of information revealed in the stock price, the insiders' trading orders and the owners' profits are independent of the degree of product differentiation. The real market structure through the degree of product differentiation is found to determine the level of the compensation scheme earned by the manager, the market makers' response to the total order flow signal as well as the managers' profits.

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  • Wassim Daher & Harun Aydilek & Fida Karam & Asiye Aydilek, 2012. "Insider Trading With Product Differentiation," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00676502, HAL.
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    Keywords

    Kyle model.; Kyle model; Insider trading; product differentiation; correlated signals; modèle de Kyle.; signaux corrélés; Initié; différentiation des produits;
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    JEL classification:

    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design

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