CEO Pay Ratio:Much Ado About Nothing?

Hosken, Eric
January 2014
Corporate Board;Jan/Feb2014, Vol. 35 Issue 204, p10
Trade Publication
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed rules requiring public companies to disclose the ratio of pay for their CEO to that of their median employee. Though the rules are still in the comment stage, it seems likely that the new year will see some version of the "CEO pay ratio" become law. Is this a needed populist activism tool, or intrusive, dubious government policy? Ultimately, says the author, CEO pay ratio disclosure may be neither, with little real impact on how top executives are paid.


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