Bidrog bankbonusar till krisen?

Bank of AmericaInte enligt en ny studie, ”Bank CEO Incentives and the Credit Crisis”:

There is no evidence that banks with CEOs whose incentives were better aligned with the interests of their shareholders performed better during the crisis and some evidence that these banks actually performed worse both in terms of stock returns and in terms of accounting return on equity. Further, option compensation did not have an adverse impact on bank performance during the crisis.

Den allmänna hysterin i frågan om bonusar kanske borde dämpas en smula?

Tips: Marginal Revolution. Om tidigare forskning, se Daniel Waldenströms inlägg  ”Hur bör en VD ersättas?”.