Florian S. Peters

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I am a financial economist. My research spans the areas of behavioral finance and corporate governance.

My work in behavioral finance investigates how people form expectations about uncertain future outcomes. It is well-documented that subjective expectations deviate from rational expectations. In the paper „Optimism Propagation“ we empirically quantify how irrational beliefs propagate between people who communicate with one another. In my most recent paper, „Measuring Biases in Expectation Formation“ we develop a method to estimate the extent to which people over- or underreact to new information when updating expectations about the future.

My work in corporate governance mainly centers on the determinants and consequences of CEO dismissal and compensation.

Apart from the work on academic papers, I maintain a database on involuntary CEO turnovers together with my co-author Alexander Wagner. If you are interested in this data, please go to the “Data” tab on this web page. I have also written STATA programs relating to executive compensation which I make available on the “Code” tab of this web page.

 

                                 

Research

Corporate fi nance, behavioral fi nance, corporate governance, CEO compensation and turnover, mergers and acquisitions.

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Code

I have written three STATA programs that compute the subjective (or certainty equivalent) value of executive compensa…

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Data

I maintain a database on forced CEO turnovers together with my co-author Alex Wagner. It contains the dates of forced CEO…

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University of Amsterdam