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The Law and Economics of Executive Compensation: Theory and Evidence

RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON THE ECONOMICS OF CORPORATE LAW, Claire Hill & Brett McDonnell, eds., Elgar Publishers, Forthcoming

Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 10-32

24 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2010  

David I. Walker

Boston University School of Law

Abstract

This chapter from the forthcoming Research Handbook on the Economics of Corporate Law (Claire Hill & Brett McDonnell, eds.) provides an overview of the economic theory and evidence regarding public company executive compensation. It is intended to provide the reader with an entryway into the literature on a select group of topics. Priority has been afforded to the most central issues in executive pay, to issues that implicate law more or less directly, and to issues that have been the primary focus of research in the last decade.

Keywords: executive compensation, stock options

JEL Classification: J33, K222, M52

Suggested Citation

Walker, David I., The Law and Economics of Executive Compensation: Theory and Evidence. RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON THE ECONOMICS OF CORPORATE LAW, Claire Hill & Brett McDonnell, eds., Elgar Publishers, Forthcoming ; Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 10-32. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1688560

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