Discussion Paper Details

Please find the details for DP16845 in an easy to copy and paste format below:

Full Details   |   Bibliographic Reference

Full Details

Title: The Purpose of a Finance Professor

Author(s): Alex Edmans

Publication Date: December 2021

Keyword(s): Citizenship, collegiality, impact, Innovation, Purpose, Research and teaching

Programme Area(s): Financial Economics

Abstract: The academic finance profession has the potential to be uniquely purposeful due to four characteristics ?? the freedom to take risks and work on what we're passionate about, the loyalty to our profession rather than just our institution, the collaborative nature of the creation and dissemination of knowledge, and the magnitude of our potential impact. However, what the profession currently values, and its current social norms, are significant barriers to the fulfilment of this potential. This article highlights the special features of our profession that we often take for granted and ignore, and proposes ideas to make it not only more impactful and relevant, but also more collegial and fun.

For full details and related downloads, please visit:

Bibliographic Reference

Edmans, A. 2021. 'The Purpose of a Finance Professor'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.