Professor of Accounting in the Andreas School of Business at Barry University
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Insider Trading by Congress Be Allowed?"
"...[T]he evidence so far uncovered strongly suggests that insider trading helps the market act more efficiently, while not harming any identifiable individual or group. The result of this legislation will likely be a market that operates less efficiently...
The strongest criticism that has been leveled against the US's insider trading legislation is that the term 'insider trading' was not defined. That ommission was deliberate, perhaps because Congress could not clearly define what insider trading is...
To charge Congress with irresponsibility for this ommission is an understatement. Insider trading is now officially a crime, yet nobody knows how to define the crime..."
"Applying Ethics to Insider Trading," Journal of Business Ethics, Jan. 2008
Experts Individuals with JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to insider trading issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to insider trading issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor, Accounting, Andreas School of Business, Barry University
Helped to reform the accounting curricula of eight universities in Bosnia - Herzegovina and the Republic of Srpska, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Private Sector Accounting Reform Project
Former Faculty Member, Seton Hall University
Former Director, Center for Accounting, Auditing, and Tax Studies, Florida International University
Former Public Accountant
Reviewed securities legislation and accounting laws and aided in the training of accountants, economists and government officials in Turkey, Bulgaria, Rwanda, Russia, Ukraine, Mozambique, Bosnia, and Armenia
PhD, Accounting, University of Warwick, 1986
PhD, Economics, Union Institute & University
PhD, Philosophy, University of Bradford
DSc, Economics, Tartu University
JD, Cleveland State University
MST (Master of Science in Taxation), Taxation, DePaul University
BA, Social Science, Gannon University
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certificate in Management Accounting (CMA)
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Certificate in Business Accounting (CBA)
Certified Chartered Accountant (CCA)
Certified (CertIFR) by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Certificate in Russian, Saint Petersburg State University
Certificate in Russian Culture, Odessa National Polytechnic University