Compulsory Disclosure of Private Information Theoretical and Experimental Results for the "Acquiring-a-Company" Game
Werner Güth (),
Manfred Stadler and
Alexandra Zaby ()
No 2014-003, Jena Economic Research Papers from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Based on the "acquiring-a-company" game of Samuelson and Bazerman (1985), we theoretically and experimentally analyze the acquisition of a firm. Thereby we compare cases of symmetrically and asymmetrically informed buyers and sell- ers. This setting allows us to predict and test the effects of information disclosure as prescribed by two recently implemented directives of the European Union, the Transparency and the Takeover-Bid Directive. Our theoretical and experimental results suggest a welfare-enhancing effect of compulsory information disclosure. Hence, the EU Transparency and the EU Takeover-Bid Directive should both be welfare enhancing.
Keywords: Acquisition of firms; disclosure of private information; experimental economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 D61 D82 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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