Biography
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Academic Affiliation
London Business School

Biography
Alex Edmans is a Professor of Finance at London Business School. He is an expert in corporate finance (corporate governance, executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, investment/growth/innovation), corporate social responsibility, behavioural finance, and practical investment strategies.

Prior to joining London Business School, he graduated at the top of his class from Oxford University and then worked for Morgan Stanley in investment banking in London, and fixed income sales and trading in New York. Dr. Edmans received a Ph.D. in Finance as a Fulbright Scholar from MIT Sloan School of Management, and became a tenured professor at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Edmans won 14 teaching awards in six years, served as Faculty Graduation Speaker to the MBA class of 2014, and was the highest-rated finance professor in the MBA program before his departure.

Dr. Edmans’ research has been published by the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. He has presented to Accenture, Bank of England, Deutsche Bank, Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs, IMF, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, Rockefeller, SEC, and UBS. Dr. Edmans is a Wall Street Journal “Expert” and runs a blog, “Access to Finance,” that aims to make complex finance topics accessible to a general audience.

Dr. Edmans has recently advised the Dutch Prime Minister on corporate governance and the No. 10 policy unit (UK) on behavioural economics. He is involved in several policy initiatives with the Bank of England. He co-invented a solution to the U.S. housing crisis that was named one of the 50 best inventions in 2010 by Time magazine. Dr. Edmans also co-invented the idea of paying managers with debt to dissuade excessive risk-taking, which has been implemented by several banks and advocated by policymakers worldwide. He gave a TEDx talk on “The Social Responsibility of Business” in April, 2015.

Dr. Edmans has been named a Rising Star in Finance and a Rising Star in Corporate Governance, and was awarded the Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing and the FIR-PRI prize for Finance and Sustainability.

Dr. Edmans enjoys running, triathlons, soccer, tennis, ice hockey, boxing, music, public speaking, and chess (former England junior international).