Executive Remuneration and Employee Performance-Related Pay: A Transatlantic Perspective

Hardcover | April 22, 2013

EditorTito Boeri, Claudio Lucifora, Kevin J. Murphy

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The recent financial crisis has created a public outcry over top-executive pay packages and has led to calls for reform of executive pay in Europe and the US. The current controversy is not the first - nor will it be the last - time that executive compensation has sparked outrage and led toregulation on both sides of the Atlantic. This volume compares US and European CEOs to trace the evolution of executive compensation, its controversies and its resulting regulations. It shows that many features of current executive compensation practices reflect the, often-unintended, consequencesof regulatory responses to perceived abuses in top-executive pay, which frequently stem from relatively isolated events or situations. Regulation creates unintended (and usually costly) side effects and it is often driven by political agendas rather than shareholder value. Improvements in executivecompensation are more likely to come from stronger corporate governance, and not through direct government intervention. The volume also examines the effects of incentive schemes and the patterns of performance related pay both within and across countries. It documents a number of empirical regularities and discusses whether government should intervene to support the implementation of incentive pay schemes. It arguesthat it makes little sense to undertake reform without detailed simulations of the effect on the economy under alternative economic scenarios, based on sound analysis and extensive discussion with labour, management, and government decision-makers.

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The recent financial crisis has created a public outcry over top-executive pay packages and has led to calls for reform of executive pay in Europe and the US. The current controversy is not the first - nor will it be the last - time that executive compensation has sparked outrage and led toregulation on both sides of the Atlantic. This...

Tito Boeri is Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, Milan and Scientific Director of the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti (www.frdb.org). His papers have been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the Economic Journal, the Journal of the European Economic Association, Economic Policy, t...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:April 22, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart I: The Executive Compensation Controversy: A Transatlantic AnalysisMartin J. Conyon, Nuno Fernandes, Miguel A. Ferreira, Pedro Matos, and Kevin J. Murphy: Executive SummaryIntroduction1. The Evolution of Executive Compensation: The US Experience2. The Transatlantic Pay Divide: Is Europe Catching Up?3. Banking Bonuses and the Financial Crisis4. Summary and Policy ImplicationsJohn Van Reenan: CommentPart II: Paying for Performance: Incentive Pay Schemes and Employees' Financial ParticipationAlex Bryson, Richard Freeman, Claudio Lucifora, Michele Pellizzari, and Virginie Perotin: Executive summaryIntroduction5. Forms of Incentive Pay6. Performance Pay and Financial Participation7. Theoretical Implications8. Empirical Literature9. New Evidence on Performance Related Pay10. Should Governments Encourage Group Incentive Pay and Financial Participation?Oriana Bandiera: Comment