Compensation Regulation in Banking: Executive Director Behavior and Bank Performance after the EU Bonus Cap
Journal of Accounting and Economics,
The regulation that caps executives’ variable compensation, as part of the Capital Requirements Directive IV of 2013, likely affected executive turnover, compensation design, and risk-taking in EU banking. The current study identifies significantly higher average turnover rates but also finds that they are driven by CEOs at poorly performing banks. Banks indemnified their executives by off-setting the bonus cap with higher fixed compensation. Although our evidence is only suggestive, we do not find any reduction in risk-taking at the bank level, one purported aim of the regulation.
14.02.2023 • 4/2023
IWH-Studie zu Europas Top-Bankern: Riskante Geschäfte trotz Boni-Obergrenze
Vor zehn Jahren beschloss das EU-Parlament, die flexible Vergütung von Bankmanagern zu deckeln. Doch die Obergrenze für Boni verfehlt ihr Ziel: Manager systemrelevanter europäischer Banken gehen unverändert hohe Risiken ein, zeigt eine Studie des Leibniz-Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH).
Banking Market Deregulation and Mortality Inequality
Bank of Finland Research Discussion Papers,
This paper shows that local banking market conditions affect mortality rates in the United States. Exploiting the staggered relaxation of branching restrictions in the 1990s across states, we find that banking deregulation decreases local mortality rates. This effect is driven by a decrease in the mortality rate of black residents, implying a decrease in the black-white mortality gap. We further analyze the role of mortgage markets as a transmitter between banking deregulation and mortality and show that households' easier access to finance explains mortality dynamics. We do not find any evidence that our results can be explained by improved labor outcomes.
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