CEO risk-taking incentives and the cost of equity capital

Yangyang Chen, Hai Au Truong, Madhu Veeraraghavan

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we show that the sensitivities of an executive s wealth to changes in stock prices (deltas) decrease the implied cost of equity capital while the sensitivities of an executive s wealth to changes in stock volatility (vegas) increase the implied cost of equity capital. Our findings demonstrate that shareholders understand the risks of firms future projects as embedded in executive compensation and price these risks into the cost of equity capital accordingly. The findings have strong implications for optimal executive compensation contract design, project evaluation and cost of capital estimation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)915 - 946
    Number of pages32
    JournalJournal of Business Finance and Accounting
    Volume42
    Issue number7-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Chen, Yangyang ; Truong, Hai Au ; Veeraraghavan, Madhu. / CEO risk-taking incentives and the cost of equity capital. In: Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. 2015 ; Vol. 42, No. 7-8. pp. 915 - 946.
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    CEO risk-taking incentives and the cost of equity capital. / Chen, Yangyang; Truong, Hai Au; Veeraraghavan, Madhu.

    In: Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Vol. 42, No. 7-8, 2015, p. 915 - 946.

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