Dr. Van Wesep's research focuses upon financial compensation, primarily of rank-and-file employees, but also executives. His past research has concerned the use of signing bonuses, severance pay, incentive pay, stock options, and pay timing as motivation, retention, and screening devices. He currently studies the effect of tenure/employment guarantees on productivity and methods to improve the measurement of productivity for employees working in teams. He also studies the effect of constraints on short selling on market quality and stock prices.
corporate finance, compensation, contract design, short sales, labor and finance