Over the past two weeks, Lucian Bebchuk and René Stulz engaged in an online debate on the question: Has Executive Compensation Contributed to the Financial Crisis? Bebchuk supported a “yes” answer, and Stulz argued for a “no” answer. The debate, which was hosted by the World Bank’s All about Finance blog, was followed by a poll in which readers cast their votes. The votes are now in, and 79.9% of the votes were cast in support of the position supported by Bebchuk.
The opening statements by Bebchuk and Stulz are available here and here. The second-round responses by Bebchuk and Stulz are available here and here. The results of the readers’ poll are available here....read more