Short selling ban created more volatility than financial crisis, says EDHEC

Fri Apr 17, 2009

Last year’s short sale ban, which restricted shorting for about 1,000 stocks, created more volatility than the financial crisis it was implemented in reaction to, according to Abraham Lioui, a finance professor at EDHEC Business School in Paris.

Lioui says regulators over-reached in their decision to place a temporary ban on short selling, a move they failed to give good reasons for and which had little, if...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H


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