Professor Alex Edmans specialises in corporate finance (corporate governance, executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, long-term investment/growth/innovation), behavioural finance and corporate social responsibility. His research has been published in leading journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. He is Editor of the Review of Finance.
Alex’s research has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, and The Times. He has appeared on Bloomberg, BBC, CNBC, CNN, ESPN, Fox, ITV, NPR, Reuters, Sky News, and Sky Sports. Alex co-led a session on behavioural economics at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos and gave a TEDx talk on “The Social Responsibility of Business”. He 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.
Alex has been awarded the Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing, the FIR-PRI prize for Finance and Sustainability, and the Spängler IQAM prize for best paper in the Review of Finance (runner-up); was a finalist for the Smith-Breeden Prize for best paper in the Journal of Finance; and was named a Rising Star of Corporate Governance by Yale University.
At LBS, Alex won the MBA Class of 2016 teaching award for the highest-rated professor school-wide (voted by the first year class). Prior to LBS, he was a tenured professor at Wharton, where he won fourteen teaching awards in six years and was the MBA programme’s highest-rated finance professor. Prior to academia, he worked for Morgan Stanley in investment banking (London) and fixed income sales and trading (New York).