Franklin R. Edwards
Arthur F. Burns Professor Emeritus of Free and Competitive Enterprise;
Director, Center for the Study of Futures Markets
Columbia Business School
Professor Edwards is a Professor at Columbia Business School, where he has taught since 1966. Recently, he has taught Corporate Governance and focused his research on financial markets and institutions, financial regulation, and derivatives markets. He has served as the business school's Chairman of the Finance and Economics Department (1990-1992; 1995-2003), Director for the Center for the Study of Futures Markets (1980-1992), and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (1979-1981). He has written dozens of books and articles on topics in banking as well as financial markets and derivatives, including the textbook Futures and Options. His recent research focuses on the effects of the rapidly growing mutual fund industry on the stock market and on financial stability.
Professor Edwards is a specialist in financial markets and institutions, financial regulation and derivatives markets. He teaches courses on futures markets and contemporary issues in financial markets. Edwards has written dozens of books and articles on topics in banking, financial markets and derivatives, including a textbook, Futures and Options. In his recent book, the New Finance: Regulations and Financial Stability, he argues that financial regulation must be reformed to make it more compatible with today’s market realities. His current research is on the effects of the rapidly growing mutual fund industry on the stock market and on financial stability.
Education: B.A. (Economics), Bucknell University (1958); M.A. (Economics), Bucknell University (1960); Ph.D. (Economics), Harvard University (1964); J.D., New York University (1968)
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