Executive Equity Risk-Taking Incentives and Audit Pricing

Chen, Yangyang and Gul, Ferdinand and Veeraraghavan, Madhu and Zolotoy, Leon (2015) Executive Equity Risk-Taking Incentives and Audit Pricing. The Accounting Review, 90 (6). pp. 2205-2234.

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Using a large sample of U.S. firms spanning the period 2000–2010, we document a strong positive association between the sensitivity of CEO compensation portfolio to stock return volatility (vega) and audit fees. We also show that the positive association between vega and audit fees is weaker in the post-Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) period. In supplementary tests, we show that the relation between vega and audit fees is stronger for firms with older CEOs and in firms where the CEO is also chairman of the board. Collectively, our results suggest that audit firms incorporate executive risk-taking incentives in the fees they charge for their services.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Executive Compensation; Audit Fees; Vega; Misreporting; SOX.
Subjects: ?? Finance ??
Divisions: Finance and Strategy
Depositing User: Mr. Ramesh Kamath
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 18:01
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 10:48
URI: http://tapmi.informaticsglobal.com/id/eprint/72

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