Free DP Download 27 May 2022 - The Purpose of a Finance Professor

Friday, May 27, 2022

Alex Edmans CEPR Discussion Paper No. 16845 | December 2021

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.

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