Gresham Professor of Commerce

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The Professor of Commerce at Gresham College, London, gives free educational lectures to the general public. The college was founded for this purpose in 1596/7, when it appointed seven professors; this has since increased to ten and in addition the college now has visiting professors.

The Professor of Commerce is always appointed by the Mercers' School Memorial Trust, which is administered by the Worshipful Company of Mercers, and is formally referred to as the Mercers' School Memorial Professor of Commerce at Gresham College.

List of Gresham Professors of Commerce[edit]

Name Started
1. Jules Goddard 1985
2. Jack Mahoney SJ 1988
3. Walter Eltis 1 September 1993
4. Tom Cannon 1 September 1996
5. Daniel Hodson 1 September 1999
6. Avinash Persaud 1 September 2002
7. Michael Mainelli 1 September 2005
8. Kenneth Costa 1 September 2009
9. Douglas McWilliams 1 September 2012
10. Jagjit Chadha 2014
11. Alex Edmans 2018[1]


  1. ^ "Professor of Business - Professor Alex Edmans". Gresham College. Retrieved 24 October 2018.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Ward, John (1740). The Lives of the Professors of Gresham College. New York & London: Johnson Reprint Corporation.