EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Economics of Badmouthing: Libel Law and the Underworld of the Financial Press in France before World War I

Vincent Bignon () and Marc Flandreau

No 2010-18, EconomiX Working Papers from University of Paris Nanterre, EconomiX

Abstract: This article analyzes the economics of “badmouthing” in the context of the pre-1914 French capital market. We argue that badmouthing was a means through which racketeering journals sought to secure property rights over issuers’ reputation. We provide a theoretical study of the market setup that emerged to deal with such problems, and we test our predictions using new evidence from contemporary sources.

Date: 2010
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://economix.fr/pdf/dt/2010/WP_EcoX_2010-18.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: The Economics of Badmouthing: Libel Law and the Underworld of the Financial Press in France Before World War I (2011) Downloads
Working Paper: The Economics of Badmouthing: Libel Law and the Underworld of the Financial Press in France before World War I (2010) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:drm:wpaper:2010-18

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in EconomiX Working Papers from University of Paris Nanterre, EconomiX Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Valerie Mignon ().

 
Page updated 2020-01-12
Handle: RePEc:drm:wpaper:2010-18