Seminar Invitation | Th. 1 March | Florian Hoffmann, University of Bonn

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UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS
SCHOOL OF FINANCE AND STATISTICS
DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

 

The Department of Banking and Financial Management announces the upcoming seminar with
Prof. Florian Hoffmann, University of Bonn

“Only Time will Tell- A theory of Deferred Compensation”

Seminar Organizers: Assist. Prof. Michail Anthropelos, Prof. George Skiadopoulos

 

Abstract: We characterize optimal contracts in settings where the principal observes informative signals over time about the agent’s one-time action. If both are risk-neutral contract relevant features of any signal process can be represented by a deterministic “informativeness” process that is increasing over time. The duration of pay trades off the gain in informativeness with the costs resulting from the agent’s liquidity needs. The duration is shorter if the agent’s outside option is higher, but may be non-monotonic in the implemented effort level. We discuss various applications of our characterization, such as to compensation regulation or the optimal maturity structure of an entrepreneur’s financing decisions.

 

Jonathan Berk is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn, Germany. He holds a PhD in Economics from Goethe University Frankfurt and his work has appeared in the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Economic Theory, and the Economic Journal.

 

Prof. Florian Hoffmann,

University of Bonn

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Time and Place: March 1, 2018, University of Piraeus,

80 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str., Piraeus

More Upcoming Seminars in 2018:

March 15, 2018: Georgy Chabakauri, London School of Economics

March 22, 2018: Fulvio Ortu, Bocconi University

 

All Finance Seminars

 

“Only Time will Tell- A theory of Deferred Compensation”