Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance



  • Title: Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance
  • Where: EUR Woudestein, G3-26
  • When: May 28th, 2010
  • Language: English
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The financial crises has revived a heated debate on executive compensation that centers around the question whether executive pay is efficient, i.e. in the best interest of the companies. Many features of executive compensation, like high and increasing pay packages, large option holdings, and generous severance pay, are often cited as proof that current compensation practice and corporate governance is deeply flawed. In many cases, however, the scientific literature has been able to provide economic answers why seemingly inefficient pay arrangements might nevertheless be efficient.

This one-day workshop brings together leading scholars in the field of Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance. It starts around 9am on Friday, May 28th, 2010 and ends with a dinner. The exact schedule will be published on this website soon. Everybody interested in this scientific debate is welcome to attend this conference free of charge.

Please register before March 1st, 2010. Registration after March 1st is possible but might be subject to capacity constraints.

Invited speakers are:

  • Anup Agrawal (University of Alabama)
  • Mary Ellen Carter (Boston College)
  • James Dow (London Business School)
  • Alex Edmans (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Yaniv Grinstein (Cornell University)
  • Dirk Jenter (Stanford University)
  • Kose John (New York University)
  • Michael Lemmon (University of Utah)
  • Ernst Maug (University of Mannheim)
  • David Yermack (New York University)

This workshop is organized jointly by Ingolf Dittmann from the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and Gerard Mertens from the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM).

For registration go to: http://www.eur.nl/ese/conferences/executive_compensation