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Shareholder Heterogeneity, Asymmetric Information, and the Equilibrium Manager

Milo Bianchi, Rose-Anne Dana et Elyès Jouini

Résumé

Consider a Örm owned by shareholders with heterogeneous beliefs and discount rates who delegate to a manager the choice of a production plan. The shareholders and the manager can trade contingent claims in a complete asset market. Shareholders cannot observe the chosen production plan and design a compensation scheme so that at equilibrium the manager chooses the plan they prefer and reveals it truthfully. We show that at equilibrium i) proÖt is maximized, ii) the manager gets a constant share of production, iii) she has no incentive to trade. We then show that such equilibrium exists if and only if the manager has the same belief and discount rate as the representative shareholder. This allows us to characterize the required characteristics of the manager as a function of shareholdersí characteristics.

Mots-clés

heterogeneous shareholders, asymmetric information, manager-shareholders equilibrium;

Codes JEL

  • G32: Financing Policy • Financial Risk and Risk Management • Capital and Ownership Structure • Value of Firms • Goodwill
  • G34: Mergers • Acquisitions • Restructuring • Corporate Governance
  • D24: Production • Cost • Capital • Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity • Capacity
  • D51: Exchange and Production Economies
  • D53: Financial Markets
  • D70: General

Remplace

Milo Bianchi, Rose-Anne Dana et Elyès Jouini, « Shareholder Heterogeneity, Asymmetric Information, and the Equilibrium Manager », TSE Working Paper, n° 21-1181, janvier 2021.

Référence

Milo Bianchi, Rose-Anne Dana et Elyès Jouini, « Shareholder Heterogeneity, Asymmetric Information, and the Equilibrium Manager », Economic Theory, février 2021, à paraître.

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Economic Theory, février 2021, à paraître