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Insider trading in a two-tier real market structure model

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  • Fida Karam

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

  • Wassin Daher

    () (Gulf University for Science and Technology - Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences et Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne)

Abstract

In this paper, we study the real and financial effects of insider trading in the spirit of Jain and Mirman (1999). Unlike the previous works that address this issue, we suppose that the production of the real good is costly and depends mainly of the price of an intermediate good produced locally by a privately-owned firm. We show that the real output of the final good chosen by the insider as well as the price of the intermediate good set by the privately-owned firm are both greater than it would be in the absence of insider trading. Furthermore, the parameters of both real markets affect the stock price and the stock pricing rule. Besides, when compared to Jain and Mirman (2000) and (2002), this two-tier real market structure does not alter the amount of information disseminated in the stock price or the level of insider trading. Next, we add a second insider to the model. We show that competition in the financial sector decreases the level of output produced by firm 1 and the price of the intermediate good with respect to initial model. Moreover, it affects the insiders' trades and increases the amount of information revealed in the stock price

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  • Fida Karam & Wassin Daher, 2011. "Insider trading in a two-tier real market structure model," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 11068, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
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    Keywords

    Insider trading; two-tier market; Stackelberg; correlated signals; Kyle model;

    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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