Stock Market Manipulation

R. Braun

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal

559 Downloads (Pure)


Separation of ownership and management creates an agency conflict between the principal and the agent, who manages. This dissertation sheds new light on the ability of market participants to recognize information which is not equally distributed in financial markets. Causes and consequences of shareholder litigation and their role in corporate governance are critically analyzed and newly interpreted. Understanding the conflict between managers and shareholders and be-tween firms and financial intermediaries is important academically and professionally. First, investors learn about effective control of managers. Second, the regulator understands the effects of regulation in financial markets and whether it yields expected benefits. The third group of beneficiaries is the managers themselves. They have to be aware of managerial leeway, the risks that they face and the externalities they impose on financial markets. The last group concerns financial intermediaries and their role in the primary securities market.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Bauer, Rob, Supervisor
Award date29 Oct 2010
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • asymmetric information
  • corporate governance
  • financial intermediaries
  • financial regulation
  • executive compensation
  • shareholder litigation

Cite this