Aaron Hill
Assistant Professor of Management Aaron Hill.

Congress won’t stop trading stocks

Congress’ stock trading was in the news last year after former senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler disclosed dumping stocks shortly after receiving private briefings on the coronavirus pandemic, just weeks before large parts of the economy shut down and markets crashed. These trades prompted many to wonder why U.S. senators and representatives, who are privy to a lot of non-public information, are allowed to trade individual corporate stocks that pose direct conflicts of interest with their work as legislators.

Assistant Professor of Management Aaron Hill explains the conflicts of congressional stock trades and what could be done to address the situation in this story from Brick House