Empirical Data Analysis

We are developing several ‘model contracts’ which will be tested on their efficacy through (lab) experiments and other (empirical) analyses. 

The database used encompasses over 4000 listed companies in mainly the USA and Europe spanning a period of 25 years since 1992, covering key financial data, company characteristics and compensation information. The dataset is enriched with extensive sustainability information with at least 10 years of historical data. The core dataset is expanded and updated on a regular basis. 


Targets & performance dataset construction

The targets & performance dataset covers executives at S&P 500 and S&P Europe 350 companies between 2009 and 2018. We create our database by combining several datasets on executive compensation, targets, peer groups, financial firm performance, and non-financial firm performance amongst others.  


Long-term performance dataset construction

The long-term performance dataset covers executives at S&P 500 companies between 1992 and 2017. We create our database by combining several datasets on executive compensation, financial firm performance, and non-financial firm performance amongst others.