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Directors' Remuneration and Performance in Australian Banking

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This paper explores the relationship between directors’ and Chief Executive Officers’ pay and performance within Australian banking, using panel data for the 1992-2005 period. Several earnings models are estimated, using different dependent variables, alternate measures of performance and different estimation techniques. The results indicate an absence of a contemporaneous relationship between directors’ pay and firm performance, and no association with prior year performance. However, there is a more distant pay-performance relationship, with total directors’ pay having a robust positive association with earnings per share lagged two years, as well as with ROE lagged two years. The other key determinants of directors’ pay in Australian banking are bank specific managerial policies, lags in the administration of pay, bank size, directors’ age and directors’ stock ownership. In contrast to total directors’ pay, the evidence confirms a strong positive and direct association between CEO remuneration and prior year bank performance. The pay-performance association is stronger and more direct for CEO remuneration than it is for total directors’ remuneration. The responsiveness of CEO pay with respect to bank performance appears to have increased over time.

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  • Hristos Doucouliagos & Saeed Askary & Janto Haman, 2006. "Directors' Remuneration and Performance in Australian Banking," Economics Series 2006_11, Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.
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