Alex Edmans is professor of finance at London Business School and academic director of the Centre for Corporate Governance. Professor Edmans’ research interests are in corporate finance (corporate governance, executive compensation, investment/growth/innovation, and M&A), behavioral finance, corporate social responsibility, and practical investment strategies.
His research has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, The Economist, and The Times; and he has been interviewed by Bloomberg, BBC, CNBC, CNN, ESPN, Fox, ITV, NPR, Reuters, Sky News, and Sky Sports. He was awarded the Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing and the Investor Responsibility Research Centre prize, and was named a Rising Star of Corporate Governance by Yale University and a Rising Star of Finance by NYU. Alex has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, testified in the UK Parliament, presented to the World Bank Board of Directors as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, and given the TED talk What to Trust in a Post-Truth World and the TEDx talk The Social Responsibility of Business. He has written op-eds for the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times, writes regularly for Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, World Economic Forum, and CityAM, and runs a blog, Access to Finance, which aims to make complex finance topics accessible to a general audience.