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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

De Angelis & Grinstein on CEO Compensation

David De Angelis and Yaniv Grinstein have posted Performance Terms in CEO Compensation Contracts on SSRN with the following abstract:

In December 2006, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued new rules that require enhanced disclosure on how firms tie CEO compensation to performance. We use this new available data to study the terms of performance-based awards in CEO compensation contracts in S&P 500 firms. We observe large variations in the choice of performance measures. Our evidence is consistent with predictions from optimal contracting theories: firms rely on performance measures that are more informative of CEO actions.

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