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Costs and Benefits of Speculation

  • Lensberg, Terje

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    (Dept. of Finance and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)

  • Schenk-Hoppé, Klaus Reiner

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    (Leeds University Business School and School of Mathematics, University of Leeds, and Dept. of Finance and Management Science, NHH Norwegian School of Economics)

  • Ladley, Dan

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    (Dept. of Economics, University of Leicester)

We quantify the effects of financial regulation in an equilibrium model with delegated portfolio management. Fund managers trade stocks and bonds in an order-driven market, subject to transaction taxes and constraints on short-selling and leverage. Results are obtained on the equilibrium properties of portfolio choice, trading activity, market quality and price dynamics under the different regulations. We find that short- sale restrictions reduce short-term volatility and long swings in asset prices, while transaction taxes do more harm than good.

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Paper provided by Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 2012/12.

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Length: 47 pages
Date of creation: 31 Oct 2012
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:nhhfms:2012_012
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