Todd T. Milbourn

Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School

Hubert C. and Dorothy R. Moog Professor of Finance and Senior Associate Dean of Faculty & Research

1 Brookings Drive

Campus Box 1133

St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

United States

http://www.olin.wustl.edu/faculty/milbourn/

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Scholarly Papers (31)

1.

Does Corporate Performance Determine Capital Structure and Dividend Policy?

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 22 Mar 2005
Michael W. Faulkender, Anjan V. Thakor and Todd T. Milbourn
University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business, Washington University, Saint Louis - John M. Olin School of Business and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
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Citation 3

Abstract:

Capital Structure, Dividend Policy, Disagreement

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CEO Compensation and Corporate Risk: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), 2013, 56(2-3), pp. 79-101., AFA 2012 Chicago Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2014
Todd A. Gormley, David A. Matsa and Todd T. Milbourn
Washington University in St. Louis, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 1,545 (6,455)
Citation 13

Abstract:

legal liability, regulatory risk, tail risk, stock options, compensation, managerial incentives

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Citation 56

How Did Increased Competition Affect Credit Ratings?

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 09-051
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 06 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2010
Bo Becker and Todd T. Milbourn
Stockholm School of Economics and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 1,234 (12,324)
Citation 56

Abstract:

Credit ratings, competition and reputation, information quality

How Did Increased Competition Affect Credit Ratings?

NBER Working Paper No. w16404
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 04 Oct 2010
Bo Becker and Todd T. Milbourn
Stockholm School of Economics and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 70 (283,191)
Citation 55

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Expansion of Banking Scale and Scope: Don't Banks Know the Value of Focus?

London Business School WP No. LBS-IFA 275-1998
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Aug 1998
Arnoud W. A. Boot, Anjan V. Thakor and Todd T. Milbourn
University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Business School, Washington University, Saint Louis - John M. Olin School of Business and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 1,228 (12,495)
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Do Stock Prices Incorporate the Potential Dilution of Employee Stock Options?

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 17 Apr 2001
Gerald T. Garvey and Todd T. Milbourn
Blackrock and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 999 (17,001)
Citation 14

Abstract:

Employee stock options, dilution, market efficiency

6.

The Executive Compensation Puzzle: Theory and Evidence

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Jun 1998
Todd T. Milbourn
Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 847 (21,415)
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Citation 62

Credit Ratings as Coordination Mechanisms

EFA 2004 Maastricht Meetings Paper No. 2979
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 03 Aug 2004
Arnoud W. A. Boot, Todd T. Milbourn and Anjolein Schmeits
University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Business School, Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School and New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Downloads 785 (24,475)
Citation 62

Abstract:

Credit Ratings as Coordination Mechanisms

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3331
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 23 May 2002
Arnoud W. A. Boot and Todd T. Milbourn
University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Business School and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 25 (436,326)
Citation 62
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Credit ratings, multiple equilibria, coordination

8.

Asymmetric Benchmarking in Compensation: Executives are Paid for (Good) Luck But Not Punished for Bad

AFA 2004 San Diego Meetings
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 May 2003
Gerald T. Garvey and Todd T. Milbourn
Blackrock and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 646 (30,730)
Citation 78

Abstract:

Compensation, Benchmarking

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The Optimal Duration of Executive Compensation: Theory and Evidence

AFA 2012 Chicago Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2013
Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School, Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School, Pennsylvania State University - Smeal College of Business and Washington University, Saint Louis - John M. Olin School of Business
Downloads 634 (28,747)
Citation 14

Abstract:

Executive Compensation, Vesting, Duration, Managerial Myopia, Corporate Governance

10.

Which Skills Matter in the Market for CEOs? Evidence from Pay for CEO Credentials

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 30 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2015
Antonio Falato, Dan Li and Todd T. Milbourn
Federal Reserve Board, Federal Reserve Board and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 541 (41,242)
Citation 9

Abstract:

CEO pay, CEO labor market, CEO turnover

11.

The Role of Stock Liquidity in Executive Compensation

The Accounting Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2011
Sudarshan Jayaraman and Todd T. Milbourn
University of Rochester - Simon Business School and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 451 (42,235)
Citation 9

Abstract:

Compensation, stock liquidity, stock price informativeness, optimal contracting, pay for performance

12.

Managerial Career Concerns and Project Cycle Time in Capital Budgeting

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 26 Feb 1999
Todd T. Milbourn, Anjan V. Thakor and Richard L. Shockley
Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School, Washington University, Saint Louis - John M. Olin School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance
Downloads 399 (59,745)

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Market-Indexed Executive Compensation: Strictly for the Young

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Jun 2001
Gerald T. Garvey and Todd T. Milbourn
Blackrock and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 370 (64,655)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Executive Compensation, Risk, Relative Performance Evaluation

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Duration of Executive Compensation

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Jan 2013
Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School, Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School, Pennsylvania State University - Smeal College of Business and Washington University, Saint Louis - John M. Olin School of Business
Downloads 363 (52,602)
Citation 16

Abstract:

executive compensation, vesting, duration, managerial myopia, corporate governance

15.

The Effect of Auditor Expertise on Executive Compensation

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 07 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2012
Sudarshan Jayaraman and Todd T. Milbourn
University of Rochester - Simon Business School and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 337 (62,306)

Abstract:

Executive compensation, auditor expertise, earnings management, accounting fraud

16.

Sunflower Management and Capital Budgeting

Tinbergen Institute Working Paper No. 2002-059/2
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Nov 2002
Arnoud W. A. Boot, Anjan V. Thakor and Todd T. Milbourn
University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Business School, Washington University, Saint Louis - John M. Olin School of Business and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 314 (77,906)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Capital budgeting

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Killing the Bearer of Ill Tidings: A Theory of Consensus-Provision Moral Hazard

IFA Working Paper 274-1998
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 26 Feb 1999
Arnoud W. A. Boot, Anjan V. Thakor and Todd T. Milbourn
University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Business School, Washington University, Saint Louis - John M. Olin School of Business and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 290 (85,022)
Citation 1

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Strategic Flexibility and the Optimality of Pay for Luck

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2009
Radhakrishnan Gopalan, Todd T. Milbourn and Fenghua Song
Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School, Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School and Pennsylvania State University - Smeal College of Business
Downloads 279 (86,345)
Citation 21

Abstract:

CEO Compensation, Strategy, Pay for Luck, Corporate Governance

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Financial Misreporting and Executive Compensation: The Qui Tam Statute

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 10 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2010
Sudarshan Jayaraman and Todd T. Milbourn
University of Rochester - Simon Business School and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 268 (87,355)
Citation 2

Abstract:

CEO compensation, CFO compensation, accounting fraud, SOX, earnings management, financial reporting, equity incentives

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CEO Equity Incentives and Financial Misreporting: The Role of Auditor Expertise

Accounting Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 06 Jun 2014
Sudarshan Jayaraman and Todd T. Milbourn
University of Rochester - Simon Business School and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 208 (80,097)

Abstract:

CEO compensation, financial misreporting, accounting fraud, auditor expertise, auditing

21.

Compensation Goals and Firm Performance

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 09 May 2014 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2015
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance, Arizona State University (ASU) - Finance Department, Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 204 (40,110)

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Evolution of Organizational Scale and Scope

Tinbergen Institute Working Paper No. 2002-060/2
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Nov 2002
Arnoud W. A. Boot, Anjan V. Thakor and Todd T. Milbourn
University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Business School, Washington University, Saint Louis - John M. Olin School of Business and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 189 (124,560)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Organizational scale and scope

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Strategic Flexibility and the Optimality of Pay for Sector Performance

Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 21 Sep 2009
Radhakrishnan Gopalan, Todd T. Milbourn and Fenghua Song
Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School, Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School and Pennsylvania State University - Smeal College of Business
Downloads 167 (143,376)
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Prestige, Intrafirm Tournaments and Failure Aversion in Corporate Decisions

Working Paper No. 99-003
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Aug 1999
Todd T. Milbourn, Anjan V. Thakor and Richard L. Shockley
Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School, Washington University, Saint Louis - John M. Olin School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance
Downloads 155 (155,953)
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Product Market Peers and Relative Performance Evaluation

Simon Business School Working Paper No. FR 15-25
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Jul 2015
Sudarshan Jayaraman, Todd T. Milbourn and Hojun Seo
University of Rochester - Simon Business School, Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School and National University of Singapore - NUS Business School
Downloads 75 (104,705)

Abstract:

Product market peers, CEO compensation, Relative Performance Evaluation, RPE, agency theory

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How Well Do Investors Process (More Subtle) Information? The Case of Employee Stock Options

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2008
Jian Cai, Gerald T. Garvey and Todd T. Milbourn
Washington University in St. Louis, Blackrock and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School
Downloads 48 (316,846)

Abstract:

Stock options, dilution, limited attention, information disclosure

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What Will it Do for My EPS? An Unflattering But Powerful Motive for Mergers

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 06 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2014
Gerald T. Garvey, Todd T. Milbourn and Kangzhen Xie
Blackrock, Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School and Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business
Downloads 28 (340,214)

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The Value Sphere: The Corporate Executives' Handbook for Creating and Retaining Shareholder Wealth (4th Edition)

J. Boquist, T. Milbourn, A. Thakor, THE VALUE SPHERE: THE CORPORATE EXECUTIVES' HANDBOOK FOR CREATING AND RETAINING SHAREHOLDER WEALTH, World Scientific, 2009
Posted: 08 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 11 May 2014
John Boquist, Todd T. Milbourn and Anjan V. Thakor
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance, Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School and Washington University, Saint Louis - John M. Olin School of Business

Abstract:

Growth Strategy, Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Value Creation, Capital Budgeting

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Incentive Compensation when Executives can Hedge the Market: Evidence of Relative Performance Evaluation in the Cross Section

Journal of Finance, Vol. 58, pp. 1557-1582, August 2003
Posted: 03 Jan 2004
Gerald T. Garvey and Todd T. Milbourn
Blackrock and Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School

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Managerial Career Concerns and Investments in Information

RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 32, No. 2
Posted: 23 May 2001
Todd T. Milbourn, Anjan V. Thakor and Richard L. Shockley
Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School, Washington University, Saint Louis - John M. Olin School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance

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CEO Pay and the Market for CEOs

FEDS Working Paper No. 2012-39
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 18 Dec 2012
Antonio Falato, Todd T. Milbourn and Dan Li
Federal Reserve Board, Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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Citation 5

Abstract:

Determinants of CEO pay, CEO labor market