One provision of Dodd-Frank is that US companies must report the ratio of CEO pay to median employee pay in annual proxy statements. Call this quantity RATIO. Now pick some measure of company performance like return on equity (ROE) or return on assets (ROA). Regress RATIO against ROE etc. Report the sign of the coefficient. Whatever its sign (or p-value), one will have an interesting result that will be reported in the media. Here is the headline and title of the paper: Equity and the Bottom Line.