9 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2005
Date Written: December 2005
This paper is based on the author's comments at the Columbia Symposium on Bebchuk and Fried's "Pay without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation". The paper asks and answers four basic questions: (1) What about Bebchuk and Fried's managerial power theory does the author agree with? (2) What does the author disagree with? (3) Is a high level of CEO pay for performance compatible with the managerial power theory? and (4) Does CEO pay for performance exist?
Keywords: Executive compensation, pay without performance, Pay for performance
JEL Classification: G30, J33, J44, K22
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