Costs and benefits of financial regulation: Short-selling bans and transaction taxes
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Original versionJournal of Banking & Finance 2015, 51:103-118 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2014.10.014
We quantify the effects of financial regulation in an equilibrium model with delegated portfolio manage- ment. Fund managers trade stocks and bonds in an order-driven market, subject to transaction taxes and constraints on short-selling and leverage. Results are obtained on the equilibrium properties of portfolio choice, trading activity, market quality and price dynamics under the different regulations. We find that these measures are neither as beneficial as some politicians believe nor as damaging as many practitio- ners fear.
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