Research Papers


“Peer Choice in CEO Compensation,” (2012) with Gus De Franco and Rodrigo S. Verdi. Forthcoming at Journal of Financial Economics.

An article based on this paper was featured at the Wall Street Journal on August 17, 2009.


“Peer Firms in Relative Performance Evaluation.” (2009) Journal of Accounting and Economics, 48:69-89.


“Does Firm Heterogeneity Lead to Differences in Relative Executive Compensation?” (2010) Finance Research Letters, 7:80-85.


 Do Growth-Option Firms Use Less Relative Performance Evaluation?” (2012)

Revise and Resubmit at The Accounting Review.


 “The impact of Risk and Monitoring on CEO Equity Incentives,” (2011) with George Papadakis and Peter Wysocki.

Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Accounting Research.


The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Corporate Investment: New Evidence from a Natural Experiment, (2012) with Julie L. Zhu.


“Do Shareholders Welcome Court Intervention in CEO Pay Matters?” (2012) with Mary Ellen Carter and Luann Lynch.