Two academic research papers that promise to spark new scrutiny of corporate actions such as mergers and acquisitions have won the prestigious Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) annual investor research competition that focuses on the interaction of the real economy with investment theory. The winning research teams will be presented with a $10,000 award for each paper:
- Informed Options Trading prior to M&A Announcements: Insider Trading? by Patrick Augustin, Assistant Professor of Finance, McGill University; Menachem Brenner, Research Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business; and Marti G. Subrahmanyam, Charles E. Merrill Professor of Finance, Economics and International Business, New York University Stern School of Business.
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