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This chapter from Research Handbook on the Economics of Corporate Law (Claire Hill & Brett McDonnell, eds.) provides an overview of the economic theory and evidence regarding public company executive compensation. It is intended to provide the reader with an entryway into the literature on a select group of topics. Priority has been afforded to the most central issues in executive pay, to issues that implicate law more or less directly, and to issues that have been the primary focus of research in the last decade.


Published as: "The Law and Economics of Executive Compensation: Theory and Evidence," in Research Handbook on the Economics of Corporation Law 232, Claire A. Hill & B. H. McDonnell, eds., Edward Elgar (2012).

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