Alex Edmans, PhD


Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School. Alex has a PhD from MIT as a Fulbright Scholar, and was previously a tenured professor at Wharton and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley.

Alex has testified before the UK Parliament, spoken in Davos at the World Economic Forum, and given the TED talk What to Trust in a Post-Truth World and the TEDx talks The Social Responsibility of Business and The Pie-Growing Mindset with a combined views of nearly 3 million. He serves as non-executive director of the Investor Forum, on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Responsible Investing, on Royal London Asset Management’s Responsible Investment Advisory Committee, and on Novo Nordisk’s Sustainability Advisory Council.

Alex’s book, Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit, was a Financial Times Book of the Year and has been translated into nine languages, and he is a co-author of Principles of Corporate Finance (with Brealey, Myers, and Allen). He has won 25 teaching awards at Wharton and LBS and was named Professor of the Year by Poets & Quants in 2021. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. His latest book, May Contain Lies: How Stories, Statistics, and Studies Exploit Our Biases – And What We Can Do About It, was published by Penguin Random House in April 2024.

Areas of expertise:

  • Corporate finance, responsible business and behavioral finance
  • Executive compensation
  • Market efficiency
  • Blockholders
  • Financial markets and the real economy
  • Capital markets
  • M&A
  • Investment banking
  • Contracts
  • Investment, growth and innovation

For more information about Mr. Edmans, please email Judith LeFevre-Levy or call 617.338.2224.