Co-author of the finance textbook known to anyone who studies the subject, Principles of Corporate Finance, Co-Director of Wharton Financial Institutions Center, and Nippon Life Professor of Finance and Economics, Franklin Allen is simply a legend. His advisers at Oxford were the Nobel laureates, James Mirrlees and Joseph Stiglitz, and his blue-blooded intellectual pedigree is demonstrated by the volume and quality of his publications. A Google search will show press interviews, YouTube clips, and a copiously long bio.
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