CEO Pay Levels

CEO Pay Levels

By
David F. Larcker, Brian Tayan
CGRI Research Spotlight Series. Corporate Governance Research Initiative, March
2017

This Research Spotlight provides a summary of the academic literature on CEO pay levels in the United States. It reviews the evidence of:

  • Long-term trends in the CEO compensation
  • The relation between CEO compensation and governance quality
  • The relation between peer group composition and CEO pay
  • The relation between compensation consultant selection and CEO pay

This Research Spotlight expands upon issues introduced in the Quick Guide “CEO Compensation.”