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John C. Edmunds is Professor of Finance and Research Director of the Institute for Latin American Business Studies at Babson College[1]. Professor Edmunds has been described[2] as an advocate of the financial expansion that reached a maximum in 2008 and then came crashing down. His article “Securities: The New World Wealth Machine”[3] came out in the magazine Foreign Policy in 1996, and has since been cited as the most clear statement of the rationale for the financial expansion. His books, including Brave New Wealthy World (Pearson Prentice Hall 2003) have been praised and criticized for their advocacy of financial expansion.

Professor Edmunds has taught extensively at overseas MBA programs, including Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain, INCAE in Central America and La Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic, and two universities in Chile. He has also taught at other schools in the Boston area, including Boston University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard University, Hult International Business School, and Northeastern University. He is a member of the Golden Key Society and at Hult International Business School he was voted Professor of the Year.[citation needed] He has lived in six countries and spent eighteen years abroad.[citation needed] He is fluent in Spanish and also speaks French.

Dr. Edmunds’s areas of interest are international finance, capital markets, and emerging markets. He is the author of over 250 articles and cases published both in academic and practitioner journals. He has published four books. Over a hundred of his articles are about Latin American capital markets and have been published in Spanish, including “Tell Me Cuando” América Economía April 2009; “Financiar a Emprendedores,” Estrategia, January 20, 2006; “Iberoamérica necesita un Davos propio,” Expansión, Madrid, España, June 20, 2005; "Los Nuevos Ricos," América Economía, Dec. 2, 2004; “¿Cuándo Emergerá la Bolsa Emergente?," in El Diario Financiero, October 2004; "El Auge de la Bolsa en Chile como Impulsor del Crecimiento" (Parte I & II,) in El Diario Financiero, September 2004; "Sosteniendo el Auge Incipiente," in América Economía, July 2004; and “El Valor Escondido de América Latina,” in América Economía, July 2001.

Dr. Edmunds holds a D.B.A. in International Business from Harvard Business School, an M.B.A. in Finance and Quantitative Methods with honors from Boston University, an M.A. in Economics from Northeastern University, and an A.B. in Economics cum laude from Harvard College. He has consulted with the Harvard Institute for International Development, the Rockefeller Foundation, Stanford Research Institute, and numerous private companies.

He is the author of three books: The Wealthy World, Wealth by Association, and Brave New Wealthy World. His book "Brave New Wealthy World" is currently one of the top ten books in comparative economics in Amazon's Kindle Store.