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Finance Professors Win Best Paper Award

Finance Professors Win Best Paper Award

(July 17, 2018) Finance professors Shahid Hamid, Krishnan Dandapani, Suchismita Mishra and Arun Upadhyay won a best paper award at the 2018 Global Finance Conference, held in Paris July 3-5. Their research, "Independent Board Chairs, CEO Incentives, and Firm Performance," found that firms with independent chairs offer higher incentive compensation to their CEOs and that CEO turnover at such firms is linked with firm performance. It also found that firms with independent chairs are less likely to manage earnings even when their CEOs have highly incentivized pay packages.

The Global Finance Conference is sponsored by The Global Finance Association, a network of academics and financial services communities worldwide. Its mission to foster research by providing forums for finance professionals to debate, exchange ideas, disseminate and to advance the education, learning, and practice of global financial economics.

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