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Professor Alex Edmans

Professor of Finance
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Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School
ECGI Research Associate (2011) :

Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School and Managing Editor of the Review of Finance. Alex’s research interests are in corporate finance (executive compensation, corporate governance, M&A), behavioural finance, and corporate social responsibility. He has published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, testified in the UK Parliament, and given TEDx talks on “The Social Responsibility of Business” and “From Post-Truth to Pro-Truth”. Alex earned a BA from Oxford University and a PhD from the MIT Sloan School of Management as a Fulbright Scholar.

Research Interests
Behavioural finance
Corporate governance
Executive compensation
Mergers and acquisitions

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Executive Compensation: A Survey of Theory and Evidence ECGI Finance Working Paper 514/2017 July 2017
Blockholders: A Survey of Theory and Evidence ECGI Finance Working Paper 475/2016 August 2016
Executive Compensation: A Modern Primer ECGI Finance Working Paper 450/2015 May 2015
The Informativeness Principle Without the First-Order Approach ECGI Finance Working Paper 444/2014 September 2017
Does Improved Information Improve Incentives? ECGI Finance Working Paper 442/2014 June 2017
Strategic News Releases in Equity Vesting Months ECGI Finance Working Paper 440/2014 September 2014
The Value of Performance Signals Under Contracting Constraints ECGI Finance Working Paper 439/2014 June 2017
The Effect of Diversification on Price Informativeness and Asset Values ECGI Finance Working Paper 437/2014 June 2017
Employee Satisfaction, Labor Market Flexibility, and Stock Returns Around The World ECGI Finance Working Paper 433/2014 July 2014
Blockholders and Corporate Governance ECGI Finance Working Paper 385/2013 October 2013
The Real Costs of Disclosure ECGI Finance Working Paper 380/2013 September 2013
Equity Vesting and Managerial Myopia ECGI Finance Working Paper 379/2013 September 2012
Financing Through Asset Sales ECGI Finance Working Paper 344/2013 July 2017
The Real Effects of Financial Markets ECGI Finance Working Paper 323/2012 January 2012
Contracting With Synergies ECGI Finance Working Paper 320/2011 November 2011
The Effect of Liquidity on Governance ECGI Finance Working Paper 319/2011 October 2011
Feedback Effects and the Limits to Arbitrage ECGI Finance Working Paper 318/2011 October 2011
Governance Through Exit and Voice: A Theory of Multiple Blockholders ECGI Finance Working Paper 225/2008 November 2008

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