London Business School, Wharton, CEPR and ECGI
Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School, on leave from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is also Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute. Alex’s research interests are in corporate finance (executive compensation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions), behavioral finance, and corporate social responsibility, and he has published twelve papers in the top finance journals: the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. His study on the link between employee satisfaction and shareholder returns won the Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing and the FIR-PRI prize for Finance and Sustainability. His PhD thesis on the effect of international soccer results on investor sentiment and stock returns was a finalist for the Smith-Breeden Prize for best paper in the Journal of Finance. Alex’s research has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Financial Times and New York Times, and he has appeared live on the BBC, CNBC, CNN, ESPN, and Fox. Alex co-led a session on behavioral economics at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos. He was named a Rising Star of Corporate Governance by Yale University, and appointed an Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Review of Finance. Alex graduated from Oxford University with the highest Double First in Economics and Management, and subsequently earned a PhD in Financial Economics from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Before entering academia, he worked for Morgan Stanley in both investment banking and fixed income sales and trading.