Alex Edmans

Alex Edmans is professor of finance at London Business School and a member of The Purposeful Company Steering Group. Alex’s research interests are in corporate finance (corporate governance, executive compensation, investment/growth/innovation, and mergers and acquisitions), behavioural finance, corporate social responsibility, and practical investment strategies. Alex has published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Economic Literature. He is managing editor of the Review of Finance.

Latest Articles by Alex Edmans

  1. Speech bubble with pound sign

    18 August, 2021

    What really determines CEO compensation?

    A CEO pay survey highlights the underlying differences of opinion that may cause disagreements on remuneration—and also areas of agreement.

  1. social value, innovation

    6 April, 2020

    What’s in your hand? How businesses can create social value

    Companies are creating social value during the coronavirus crisis by thinking innovatively about what they can offer—and who could benefit.

  1. slice of the pie

    21 November, 2019

    Companies need to grow the pie, not worry about how to split it

    We tend to see the relationship between business and society as a fight over the biggest slice of pie. We need a pie-growing mentality instead.

  1. City of London

    2 March, 2017

    Purpose at the heart of business and how to achieve it

    A new report calls for radical reform of UK governance, placing six policy levers at the core of creating “purposeful” companies that would benefit both business and society. Alex Edmans explains how this could be achieved.