Spillover effects of counter-cyclical market regulation

Professor of finance at the EDHEC Business School and member of the EDHEC Risk Institute, Abraham Lioui, looks at the spillover effect that counter-cyclical regulation affecting one part of the market, banning short-selling, has on the broad market. By examining the effect of the ban on short-selling in 2008 on market indices in the US and Europe the research shows a broad impact on the markets, which did not ease the downward pressure in financial markets.

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