Insider Trading: A Review of Theory and Empirical Work

Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2003

18 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2007

Abstract

This paper analyzes the academic and regulatory studies on insider trading available in the finance literature. First, a review of the laws regulating insider trading is provided. The paper then takes a look at the parties involved in insider trading, and analyzes the theories of insider trading and empirical evidences. Finally, the paper concludes by giving some indication as to the direction of future research on insider trading.

Keywords: Insider Trading, Monopolistic Information, Material Nonpublic Information, Market Efficiency, Quasi-insider, Intermediary Insider

JEL Classification: G14, G18

Suggested Citation

Doffou, Ako, Insider Trading: A Review of Theory and Empirical Work. Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1028898

Ako Doffou (Contact Author)

Shantou University ( email )

School of Business
243 Da Xue Road
Shantou, Guangdong 515063
China
+86-754-86502882 (Phone)
+86-754-86503442 (Fax)

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