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Executive Compensation and Competition in the Banking and Financial Sectors

Vicente Cuñat () and Maria Guadalupe ()

No 1123, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This paper studies the effect of product market competition on the compensation packages that firms offer to their executives and in particular its impact on the sensitivity of pay to performance. To measure the effect of competition we use two different identification strategies on a panel of US executives. We exploit two deregulation episodes in the banking and financial sectors as quasi-natural experiments. We provide difference in differences estimates of the effect of competition on estimated performance-pay sensitivities and on the sensitivity of stock option grants. Our results indicate that a higher level of product market competition increases the performance pay sensitivity of executive compensation schemes.

Keywords: product market competition; performance related pay; executive compensation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J31 L1 M52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 pages
Date: 2004-04
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Published in: Journal of Banking and Finance, 2009, 33 (3), 495-504

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