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Emergency measures for equity trading: The case against short-selling bans and stock exchange shutdowns

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After the COVID-19 crisis struck, equity prices abruptly plunged across the world. The clear prospect of an almost unprecedented decrease in supply and demand, coupled with extreme uncertainty about the longer-term prospects for the economy worldwide, justified the price adjustments. Yet, in conditions of plummeting prices and high volatility, policymakers around the world felt under pressure ‘to do something’ to stop the downward trend in market prices. As was the case during t...

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Peer reviewed

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SSD
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Law Faculty
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ORCID:
0000-0003-2009-0333

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Publisher:
Beck/Hart/Nomos Publisher's website
Host title:
COVID-19 and Business Law
Chapter number:
4
Publication date:
2020-07-28
Pubs id:
1124163
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pubs:1124163
ISBN:
978-3-406-76147-8

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