Regulations, Honesty and Analyst Estimates


This week, Bloomberg discussed a study that is pending publication in the CFA Institute’s Financial Analysis Journal (FAJ), ”Did Analyst Forecast Accuracy And Dispersion Improve Following the Increase in Regulation Post 2002?” The study looked at whether analysts’ earnings estimates became more accurate following government regulation over the long term. We have been granted permission by the Financial Analysis Journal to discuss this study in the July AAII Journal, though it won’t be generally available for dissemination until publication in a future issue of the FAJ.

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