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Executive Compensation and Incentives: the Impact of Takeover Legislation

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  • Bertrand, M.
  • Mullainathan, S.

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We investigate the impact of changes in states' anti-takeover legislation on executive compensation.

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  • Bertrand, M. & Mullainathan, S., 1998. "Executive Compensation and Incentives: the Impact of Takeover Legislation," Papers 202, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Public and International Affairs.
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    Keywords

    WAGES ; TAKEOVERS ; INCENTIVES;
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    JEL classification:

    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
    • J33 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Compensation Packages; Payment Methods
    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General

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