Dr. Edmans is a Professor of Finance at London Business School. He is an expert in corporate finance, corporate social responsibility, behavioral finance, and practical investment strategies.

Prior to joining London Business School, Dr. Edmans graduated at the top of his class from Oxford University and then worked for Morgan Stanley in investment banking in London, and in fixed income sales and trading in New York.

Dr. Edmans received a PhD in Finance as a Fulbright Scholar from MIT Sloan School of Management, and became a tenured professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Edmans won 14 teaching awards in six years, served as Faculty Graduation Speaker to the MBA class of 2014, and was the highest-rated finance professor in the MBA program before his departure.

Dr. Edmans’ research has been published by the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and The Review of Financial Studies. He has presented to Accenture, Bank of England, Deutsche Bank, Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs, IMF, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, Rockefeller, SEC, and UBS. Dr. Edmans 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.

Dr. Edmans has recently advised the Dutch Prime Minister on corporate governance and the No. 10 policy unit (UK) on behavioural economics. He is involved in several policy initiatives with the Bank of England. He co-invented a solution to the US housing crisis that was named one of the 50 best inventions in 2010 by Time magazine. Dr. Edmans also co-invented the idea of paying managers with debt to dissuade excessive risk-taking, which has been implemented by several banks and advocated by policymakers worldwide. He gave a TEDx talk on “The Social Responsibility of Business” in April 2015.

Dr. Edmans has been named a Rising Star in Finance and a Rising Star in Corporate Governance, and was awarded the Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing and the FIR-PRI prize for Finance and Sustainability.


MIT Sloan School of Management, PhD in Financial Economics

Oxford University, BA in Economics and Management

Personal Interests

Alex enjoys running, triathlons, soccer, tennis, ice hockey, boxing, music, public speaking, and chess (former England junior international).