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Alex Edmans

Associate Professor of Finance

Research Interests: corporate governance, executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, behavioral finance


PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007; BA, University of Oxford, 2001

Other Current Academic Positions

Faculty Research Fellow, NBER Corporate Finance, 2011-

Research Associate, European Corporate Governance Institute, 2011-

Visiting Scholar, Philadelphia Fed, 2010-

Associate Editor, Review of Financial Studies, 2011-

Associate Editor, Financial Management, 2011-

Associate Editor, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2012-

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards

FIR-PRI Prize for Finance and Sustainability, 2011

Rising Star in Corporate Governance, 2011

Distinguished Referee Award, Review of Financial Studies, 2009

Finalist, Smith-Breeden Prize for Best Paper in the Journal of Finance, 2007

Moskowitz Prize for Best Paper in Socially Responsible Investing, 2007

Wharton MBA Excellence in Teaching Award, 2011

Wharton MBA Core Teaching Award, 2008, 2009

Wharton MBA Core Curriculum Award (“Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty”), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Wharton MBA Core Curriculum Award (“Tough, But We’ll Thank You In Five Years”), 2009

Keynote Speaker, Wharton Welcome Weekend 2009

MIT Graduate Teaching Award, 2007

MIT Sloan Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year, 2005

Industry Experience

Summer Associate, Morgan Stanley Fixed Income, 2004; Financial Analyst, Morgan Stanley Investment Banking, 2001-03