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Managerial Compensation and the Market Reaction to Bank Loans

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  • Andres Almazan
  • Javier Suarez

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This article considers why a manager would choose to submit himself to the discipline of bank monitoring. This issue is analyzed within the context of a model where the manager enjoys private benefits, which can be restricted by the monitor, and is optimally compensated by shareholders. Within this setting we find that managers will submit to monitoring when they receive favorable private information. This result is consistent with event study evidence that suggests that the market has a favorable view of financing choices that increase monitoring. Copyright 2003, Oxford University Press.

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  • Andres Almazan & Javier Suarez, 2003. "Managerial Compensation and the Market Reaction to Bank Loans," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 16(1), pages 237-261.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:rfinst:v:16:y:2003:i:1:p:237-261
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    Cited by:

    1. Matteo P. Arena & John S. Howe, 2009. "Takeover Exposure, Agency, And The Choice Between Private And Public Debt," Journal of Financial Research, Southern Finance Association;Southwestern Finance Association, vol. 32(2), pages 199-230.
    2. João Paulo Vieito & António Cerqueira & Elísio Brandão & Walayet A. Khan, 2009. "Executive Compensation: the Finance Perspective," Portuguese Journal of Management Studies, ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa, vol. 0(1), pages 3-32.
    3. Albring, Susan M. & Khurana, Inder K. & Nejadmalayeri, Ali & Pereira, Raynolde, 2011. "Managerial compensation and the debt placement decision," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 17(5), pages 1445-1456.
    4. Meneghetti, Costanza, 2012. "Managerial Incentives and the Choice between Public and Bank Debt," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 18(1), pages 65-91.
    5. Josep Pijoan-Mas, 2006. "Precautionary Savings or Working Longer Hours?," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 9(2), pages 326-352, April.

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    JEL classification:

    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance

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