A Coasian Model of Insider Trading (with David D. Haddock), 88 Northwestern University Law Review 1449 (1987)
Coase's pioneering observation that contracting parties, absent transactions costs, will reach a Pareto efficient allocation of property rights seems to have particular force when applied to the dilemma of insider trading. In this Article we seek to bring Coase's insight to bear on the insider trading debate: We consider what intrafirm rule shareholders would select if they could decide for themselves whether to permit their insiders to trade on information not yet reflected in the price of their firm's shares.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Macey, Jonathan R. and Haddock, David D., "A Coasian Model of Insider Trading" (1987). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 1774.