Insider Trading: Incoherent in Theory, Inefficient in Practice

49 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2008 Last revised: 5 Nov 2009

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Eric Engle


Insider trading: The words alone evoke conflicting feelings of jealousy and greed. But what is wrong with insider trading? Nothing. In fact, insider trading is good for the economy. Insider trading results in an efficient allocation of capital and thus makes the world wealthier

Keywords: insider trading, inside dealing

JEL Classification: K13, K14, K22

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Engle, Eric, Insider Trading: Incoherent in Theory, Inefficient in Practice. Oklahoma City University Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2008. Available at SSRN:

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