Lecture, Barnard's Inn Hall, Monday, 20 May 2024 - 18:00

Asymmetric Information in Finance Explained

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In every financial transaction, one side has more information than the other. For example, when someone buys a used car, the seller will know better than the buyer whether the car is a plum or a lemon. Does more information leave you better off?

One of the fascinating ideas behind the concept of asymmetric information is that more information can lead to you being actually worse off.

Professor Raghavendra Rau

Professor Raghavendra Rau

Mercers’ School Memorial Professor of Business

Professor Rau is the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School. He is a past president of the European Finance...

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