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Episode 682: When CEO Pay Exploded

Politicians have argued for decades that CEOs are overpaid. But there's this precise moment in the 1990s when CEO pay suddenly shot up. We find out what happened.
Graph of CEO pay, with a huge jump in the 1990s. Source: Kevin Murphy

Note: This episode originally ran in 2016.

This year, 2018, publicly traded corporations had to start reporting the ratio between CEO

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