Is the SEC Guilty of Insider Trading?
Robert W. McGee
Journal of Accounting, Ethics & Public Policy
April 2, 2014
This article reviews the literature on insider trading by SEC employees and discusses ethical issues. It also provides links to more than 20 insider trading articles. Recent research has indicated that some employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission might have engaged in insider trading. They are in a unique position to do so, since they have access to nonpublic information, and know that an investigation of a particular company is about to be launched. This information, if made public, could have an effect on the company’s stock price.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: insider trading, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, ethics, utilitarian, rights, fairness, victimless crime, Congress, regulation, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, corporate governance
JEL Classification: G14, G3, G34, G38, D63, K22, M4, O16
Date posted: April 4, 2014
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