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Compensation (IRE 3635)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE 3635, with research papers and assignments.

Executive Compensation News & Reports

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CBC News, September 16,  2016: "Top Canadian CEOs paid almost 159 times the average worker's salary last year"

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, January 2015: “Glory Days: CEO Pay in Canada Soaring to Pre-Recession Highs,” by Hugh Mackenzie (20 pages, PDF)

Institute for Policy Studies, November 18, 2014: “Fleecing Uncle Sam: A growing number of corporations spend more on executive compensation than federal income taxes,” by Sarah Anderson and Scott Klinger (23 pages, PDF)

World Economic Forum, November 13, 2014: "How Should CEOs be paid," by Alex Edmans

Perspectives on Psychological Science, October 22, 2014: "How Much (More) Should CEOs Make? A Universal Desire for More Equal Pay" (20 pages, PDF)

Quartz, September 23, 2014: “People worldwide think CEOs should make a tiny fraction of what they do,” by Max Nisen

HBR Blog Network, September 23, 2014: “CEOs Get Paid Too Much, According to Pretty Much Everyone in the World,” by Gretchen Gavett

MacLean’s — Who Earns What

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, January 2, 2014: "All in a Day’s Work? CEO Pay in Canada," by Hugh Mackenzie (14 pages, PDF) (website)

The Globe and Mail's 2013 full report on executive compensation in 2012.

Rotman School of Management, Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness, 2013 Pay for Performance Study -- Do Canadian Corporations Pay for Performance?

Canadian Coalition for Good Governance -- "Say on Pay"

Ivey Business Journal, October 2013: "Stopping CEO Pay Escalation at Canada's Big Banks," by Patrice Gelinas

The Conference Board, February 2013: "Director Compensation and Board Practices: 2013 Edition" report by Matteo Tonello [to access this report for free, register for a Conference Board of Canada account through the CIRHR Library website – click on “Conference Board” for information]

Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, January 2013: "Executive Compensation Principles" (10 pages, PDF)

National Bureau of Economic Research, September 2012: "Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance in the U.S.: Perceptions, Facts, and Challenges," by Steven N. Kaplan (51 pages, PDF)

Marshall School of Business Working Paper Series, August 2012: "Executive Compensation: Where We are, and How We Got There," by Kevin J. Murphy (to access the PDF, click "Download This Paper" at the top)

Economic Policy Institute, May 2012: "CEO Pay and the Top 1%: How executive compensation and financial-sector pay have fueled income inequality," by Lawrence Mishel and Natalie Sabadish (7 pages, PDF)

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, January 2011: "Recession-Proof Canada’s 100 Best Paid CEOs," by Hugh Mackenzie (17 pages, PDF)

Executive Compensation Books Available Through U of T Libraries

Executive Compensation - Selected Books in the CIRHR Library