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Accounting, Economics, and Law: A Convivium

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Disagreement-Based Trading and Speculation: Implications for Financial Regulation and Economic Theory

Yuri Biondi
Published Online: 2011-01-31 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/2152-2820.1017

Lynn Stout’s paper develops an insightful legal-economic analysis of speculative trading. From one hand, the paper discusses the legal-economic framework of speculation and its recent transformation, making reference to the case of derivatives markets crash (and related financial crisis) of 2007. From another hand, the paper foreshadows a thought-provoking economic model of trade (and speculation) based on disagreement, advocating further developments that take into account market manipulation and conflict of interest, whilst relaxing alleged assumptions (and beliefs) on universal fundamental value and perfect forecasting.

Keywords: economic theory; financial regulation; speculation; hedging; heterogeneous beliefs

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Published Online: 2011-01-31


Citation Information: Accounting, Economics, and Law, Volume 1, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2152-2820, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/2152-2820.1017.

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