Insider Trading: Law, Ethics, and Reform

Insider Trading: Law, Ethics, and Reform

by John P. Anderson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781316603406
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/07/2018
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 1,326,378
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

John P. Anderson is a professor at the Mississippi College School of Law. He practiced in the areas of Securities Enforcement and White Collar Criminal Law at the Washington, DC law firms of Eversheds Sutherland and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr before entering academia. Anderson has won numerous teaching awards and has published several articles in top law reviews and peer review journals on the topics of insider trading, legal and political philosophy, and business ethics. He received a Ph.D. in Philosophy and a J.D. from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Law: 1. Early development of insider trading law in the United States; 2. Federal regulation and the modern era; 3. The problem of vagueness in the law; 4. Injustice, incoherence and irrationality - time for regime change; 5. The global experience; Part II. Ethics: 6. From Cicero to Laidlaw: two thousand years of debate over the propriety of information asymmetries; 7. The efficient, the right, the good, and legal reform; 8. The economics of insider trading; 9. Is insider trading morally wrong? 10. Greed, envy, and insider trading; Part III. Reform: 11. The path forward - an outline for reform; Index.

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