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Total Executive Compensation


  • Tom Cooley

    (New York University)

  • Sonia Di Giannatale


  • Gian Luca Clementi

    (New York University)


contract. We focus our attention on testable implications: (i) the relationship between compensation and firm size, (ii) the relative importance of current and deferred compensation, (iii) the sensitivity of compensation to innovations in shareholder wealth, and (iv) the relationship between such sensitivity and size. Very preliminary results show that when the marginal product of managerial effort is increasing in capital, our model is consistent with facts (i), (iii), and (iv).

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  • Tom Cooley & Sonia Di Giannatale & Gian Luca Clementi, 2008. "Total Executive Compensation," 2008 Meeting Papers 906, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  • Handle: RePEc:red:sed008:906

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    1. Xavier Gabaix & Augustin Landier, 2008. "Why has CEO Pay Increased So Much?," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 123(1), pages 49-100.
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    3. David R. Roberts, 1956. "A General Theory of Executive Compensation Based on Statistically Tested Propositions," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 70(2), pages 270-294.
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    1. Mele, Antonio, 2014. "Repeated moral hazard and recursive Lagrangeans," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 69-85.

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