Alex Edmans is Democratizing Quant!

/Alex Edmans is Democratizing Quant!

Alex Edmans is Democratizing Quant!

By | 2017-08-18T17:10:47+00:00 April 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Alex Edmans is an old friend and an outstanding research and teacher (he was at Wharton, but now he is at LBS)

…and he’s got a secret, but you’ll have to read to the end to find out what the big news is all about!

First, a sampling of my favorite (and growing list) of wonderful research papers Alex has written:

There are lot more listed here:

What hasn’t the guy written? I mean, seriously…

What’s the big secret?

…drumroll please…

He’s starting a blog!

Alex’s mission (in his own words):

The goal of this blog is to make academic finance research accessible to a wide audience, in particular people with non-finance backgrounds who might not normally be interested in finance. This idea spun out of the “Extra-Curricular Topics” I teach in my MBA classes, a 10-minute interlude where I teach an academic paper with significant real-world relevance. In addition to academic research, I also aim to feature real-world events (e.g. the current economic outlook or an M+A deal).

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Wes Gray
After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray earned a PhD, and worked as a finance professor at Drexel University. Dr. Gray’s interest in bridging the research gap between academia and industry led him to found Alpha Architect, an asset management that delivers affordable active exposures for tax-sensitive investors. Dr. Gray has published four books and a number of academic articles. Wes is a regular contributor to multiple industry outlets, to include the following: Wall Street Journal, Forbes,, and the CFA Institute. Dr. Gray earned an MBA and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago and graduated magna cum laude with a BS from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.