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News from EPI Media Advisory: EPI to Hold Press Call on New CEO Pay Study

On Thursday, June 12th at 10:30 a.m., the Economic Policy Institute will hold a briefing call on its latest study, CEO Pay Continues to Rise as Typical Workers are Paid Less. In the study, EPI President Lawrence Mishel and research assistant Alyssa Davis examine the compensation of CEO’s at the top 350 publically traded firms and compare it with the compensation of a typical worker at these firms.

CEO compensation is calculated by measuring salaries, bonuses, stock options realized, restricted stock grants, and long-term incentive payouts. The authors will also discuss the CEO-to-worker-pay ratio, which is calculated by determining the compensation of a typical worker in each industry and comparing it to what CEO’s are paid in that industry. Those ratios are then averaged to find an overall ratio.

EPI is the leading research organization to study CEO pay and the role that executive compensation plays in rising economic inequality.

What: Press call to discuss new report, CEO Pay Continues to Rise as Typical Workers are Paid Less

Who: EPI President Lawrence Mishel

When: Thursday, June 12th, at 10:30 a.m. ET

Call in number: 800-311-9402

Passcode: 9796

To RSVP and receive an embargoed copy of the paper, email Dan Crawford at