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Dr. F.S. (Florian) Peters

Faculty of Economics and Business
Sectie Finance
Photographer: FEB

Visiting address
  • Plantage Muidergracht 12
  • Room number: M3.15
Postal address
  • Postbus 15953
    1001 NL Amsterdam
  • Profile


    Associate Professor of Finance

    Research interests

    Behavioral Finance, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, CEO turnover and compensation

    Personal website:

  • Teaching

    Teaching activities

    Current year

    Behavioral Finance MSc (Spring 2019)
    Behavioral Finance MIF (Spring 2019)
    Empirical Methods in Finance (Spring 2019) 

    Previous years

    Behavioral Finance MSc
    Empirical Methods in Finance MSc

    Thesis supervision

    Supervision of theses in the field of Corporate Finance and Behavioral Finance

  • Data & Code
    1. Data. Together with my co-author Alex Wagner, I maintain a database on forced CEO turnovers. It contains the dates of forced CEO turnovers of all firms recorded in the ExecuComp database between 1993 and 2012. It is updated periodically to include more recent data. The file is a merged, cleansed, and extended version of data collected by Jenter and Kanaan (1993-2001) and Peters and Wagner (2001-2010). The construction of the dataset has also benefitted from turnover data generously provided to us by Greg Nini, Luke Taylor, Cami Kuhnen and Andrea Eisfeldt. If you are interested in the dataset, send an email to
    2. Programs. I have written three STATA programs that compute the subjective (or certainty equivalent) value of executive compensation and components thereof. The subjective value is computed according to the model of Ingersoll, Jonathan E., 2006, The subjective and objective evaluation of incentive stock options, Journal of Business, vol. 79, no. 2, pp. 453-488. The STATA programs below create a variable containing the subjective value of total executive compensation (1st file), the subjective value of option compensation (2nd file) and the subjective value of restricted stock (3rd file).

      The programs were used for an empirical application in the paper "The Executive Turnover Risk Premium", Journal of Finance, vol. 69, no. 4, pp. 1529-1563 (with Alexander Wagner).

      A detailed description of the code is given in the preamble at the top of the code.

      The STATA programs are .ado files. Some of the programs require that you have other programs installed. If you encounter an "unrecognized program: <program name>" error in STATA, you can type "findit <program name>" to try to find the missing program on line. You can install any of the programs individually by copying the relevant .ado files to your ado directory.
  • Publications



    • Lin, Y., Peters, F. S., & Seo, H. (2022). Enforceability of Noncompetition Agreements and Forced Turnovers of Chief Executive Officers. The Journal of Law & Economics, 65(1), 177-209. [details]


    • Jayaraman, S., Milbourn, T., Peters, F., & Seo, H. (2021). Product Market Peers and Relative Performance Evaluation. The Accounting Review, 96(4), 341-366. Advance online publication. [details]


    • Malmendier, U., Moretti, E., & Peters, F. S. (2018). Winning by Losing: Evidence on the Long-Run Effects of Mergers. The Review of Financial Studies, 31(8), 3212–3264. [details]



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  • Ancillary activities
    No ancillary activities