Alex Edmans

Professor of Finance, London Business School
Alex Edmans


Ph.D., financial economics, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Summary of Experience

Professor Edmans specializes in corporate finance, corporate governance, executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and corporate social responsibility. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos; testified in the UK Parliament on corporate governance; and presented to the Bank of England, the US Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs, HM Treasury, the International Monetary Fund, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, No. 10 Policy Unit, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, US Securities and Exchange Commission, and World Bank.

Professor Edmans is Managing Editor of the Review of Finance, the leading academic finance journal in Europe, Academic Director of the LBS Centre for Corporate Governance, and serves as elected faculty representative on the LBS Governing Body. He has appeared on Bloomberg, BBC, CNBC, CNN, ITV, Reuters, and Sky News, given TEDx talks on “The Social Responsibility of Business” and “From Post-Truth to Pro-Truth,” and written for the Financial Times, Harvard Business ReviewHuffington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Professor Edmans currently serves on the Steering Group of The Purposeful Company, an influential UK consortium that proposes policy reforms to encourage companies to pursue long-run purpose over short-run profit. He is also on the Responsible Investment Advisory Committee at Royal London Asset Management. Prior to London Business School, he was a tenured professor at Wharton, where he won 14 teaching awards in six years.

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