Competing Information Sources

Posted: 6 Nov 2017

Date Written: November 3, 2017


This study analyzes corporate voluntary disclosures to the capital market in the presence of competing information sources, from which traders can subsequently obtain additional public and private information. The analysis demonstrates that the anticipated access of traders to additional information sources may significantly alter the voluntary disclosure strategy of firms. It may explain a deviation from the conventional full disclosure equilibrium to equilibrium with partial and selective disclosure. It may also lead to an untypical equilibrium shape, where any information content can be disclosed and can be withheld with a positive probability, and where the stock price reflects a pricing discount upon disclosure rather than in its absence.

Keywords: Information Asymmetry; Voluntary Disclosure; Accounting; Financial Reporting; Public Information; Private Information; Asset Pricing

JEL Classification: D82; G10; M41

Suggested Citation

Einhorn, Eti, Competing Information Sources (November 3, 2017). The Accounting Review, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN:

Eti Einhorn (Contact Author)

Tel Aviv University ( email )

P.O. Box 39010
Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69978

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