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Alex Edmans
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Professor of Finance at London Business School and Wharton
Professor of Finance at London Business School and Wharton

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*This blog has been moved to www.alexedmans.com/blog*
Thank you very much to everyone who has been reading my blog. Now that I have launched my own website, going forwards the blog will be integrated into the website and all new posts will be made there. The new website is www.alexedmans.com/blog.
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Using Behavioral Economics to Keep Resolutions
In 2010, David Cameron set up the “Behavioural Insights Team” (nicknamed the “Nudge Unit”) to use behavioural economics to “nudge” individuals to take superior decisions for themselves and society, e.g. save more, register as organ donors, or give to charit...
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Predicting Mutual Fund Performance Using (Legal) Inside Information
How does an investor choose which mutual fund to
invest in? She’ll want a measure of the fund manager’s skill, and the most
natural measure is his past performance. But, a ton of research has
systematically found that past performance doesn’t predict future...
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If Money Doesn't Buy You Happiness, You're Not Spending It Right
A good chunk of traditional finance research teaches us how to make money, such as optimal investment strategies. But, there's very little on how to spend it. Studies show surprisingly little relationship between money and happiness. One interpretation is t...
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Dangers of Using a Company-Wide Discount Rate
Any Finance 101 class will emphasize that the appropriate discount rate for a project depends on the project’s own
characteristics, not the firm as a whole. If a utilities firm moves into media
(e.g. Vivendi), it should use a media beta - not a utilities be...
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