Alex Edmans

Professor of Finance, London Business School

CEPR Research Fellow
ECGI Research Associate

London Business School,
Regent's Park,
London NW1 4SA

(020) 7000 8258

aedmans @ london . edu


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    • Bloggers. I don’t feature guest posts on my blog.
    • Company-Sponsored Research. I regret that, while I’m happy to give the occasional talk about my research to companies, I don’t have capacity to do new research projects in collaboration with companies.
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