Charles Evans Gerber Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; and Co-Director, the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy,
Edward is the Charles Evans Gerber Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, and co-director of the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia University. Ed is an economist and legal scholar. His research focuses on debt markets, financial distress and bankruptcy and has been published in leading journals, including the American Economic Review, Business Lawyer, Columbia Law Review and Journal of Law & Economics. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Pew Charitable Trusts, and has been featured in national media outlets, including in the Wall Street Journal and on National Public Radio.
He has also testified before the Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives. Ed is an editor of the Journal of Legal Studies, co-author of the upcoming edition of Baird and Jackson's Bankruptcy: Cases, Problems, and Materials and a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference.
Recently, he was a member of the Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules and co-reporter of the Advisory Committee on Financial Contracts, Derivatives, and Safe Harbors for the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11. Ed received JD, MA and PhD (economics) degrees from the University of Chicago and a BS from the University of Utah. After completing his JD, he clerked for Judge Richard Posner and Justice Antonin Scalia.