EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Managerial Compensation Duration and Stock Price Manipulation

Josef Schroth

Staff Working Papers from Bank of Canada

Abstract: I build a model of optimal managerial compensation where managers each have a privately observed propensity to manipulate short-term stock prices. It is shown that this informational asymmetry reverses some of the conventional wisdom about the relationship between reliance on short-term pay and propensity to manipulate. The optimal compensation scheme features a negative relationship between pay duration and manager manipulation activity, reconciling theory with recent empirical findings (Gopalan et al., 2014). Further, the model predicts that managers who spend more resources manipulating short-term stock prices also put more effort into generating longterm firm value.

Keywords: Economic models; Labour markets; Recent economic and financial developments (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D82 G14 G30 M12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 51 pages
Date: 2015
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cfn and nep-hrm
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.bankofcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/wp2015-25.pdf

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:bca:bocawp:15-25

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Staff Working Papers from Bank of Canada 234 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G9, Canada. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2023-01-25
Handle: RePEc:bca:bocawp:15-25