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Alex Padilla is Associate Professor of Economics and the Director of the Exploring Economic Freedom Project at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Can Agency Theory Justify the Regulation of Insider Trading?

The insider trading debate traditionally discusses the pros and cons of insider trading and draws a conclusion about the desirability or undesirability of public regulation of insider trading.

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The Contributions of Henry Manne

March 13, 2010
Recorded 12 March 2010 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.

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Rothbard on Agency Problems

March 1, 2004
Alexandre Padilla talks about Rothbard on Agency Problems at the 2003 Austrian Scholars Conference.

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Martha is Not Guilty

June 12, 2003
Whether we look at the very sketchy circumstantial evidence, the fiduciary duty argument, or the proprietary information doctrine argument, none of these arguments can justify the prosecution of Martha Stewart. The prosecution of Martha Stewart and others before her is nothing more than the...

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That Criminal Waksal

BlogJune 11, 2003
I just read this morning that Samuel Waksal, former ImClone's former CEO, has been sentenced to 87 months to prison for his "crime" of insider trading. I am wondering what kind of signal that sends to real criminals (murderers, thieves, rapists, etc.). Is it possible

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