Affiliation: The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Alex Edmans is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Wharton. His primary research is in corporate governance and executive compensation, and has been published in the Journal of Finance and Review of Financial Studies. Alex also conducts research in behavioral finance and investments.
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, and a study on the link between employee satisfaction and shareholder returns won the 2007 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing research.
Alex's papers have been covered by the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Financial Times and New York Times, and he has appeared on CNBC, ESPN, Fox and the BBC. He previously worked for Morgan Stanley in both investment banking and fixed income sales and trading.
Alex earned his BA from Oxford in 2001 and his PhD from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2007, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.