Bio: Born in Canada with degrees in economics from three Canadian universities, Lorraine Eden has been a professor since 1995 in the Management Department at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where she is now Professor Emerita. She also holds a joint appointment as a Research Professor in the TAMU School of Law. Prior to joining Texas A&M, Eden taught economics at Mount St. Vincent, Brock and Carleton universities.
Eden’s research lies at the intersection of economics, international business, and public policy. Core areas are: transfer pricing (the pricing of related party transactions); strategies and structures of multinational enterprises (MNEs); and shocks and responses (how policy and technology shocks affect firm strategies and structures). Her current research focuses on transfer pricing and the strategies and structures of multinational enterprises in the digital economy. Her research appears in 185+ scholarly publications, with more than 14,000 Google Scholar citations; many of these publications were co-authored with colleagues, friends and former PhD students. Her books include Taxing Multinationals (1998), Multinationals in North America (1994), Retrospectives on Public Finance (1991), Multinationals and Transfer Pricing (1985, 2017), The Economics of Transfer Pricing (2019), and Research Methods in International Business (2020). She is considered one of founders of the field of transfer pricing economics, and is best known for her transfer pricing publications.
In terms of teaching, Eden is also best known for transfer pricing. She started the Transfer Pricing Aggies program at Texas A&M in 2007. More than 350 graduate students have studied transfer pricing with her; more than one third are now transfer pricing professionals. She has also taught international business and economics courses to thousands of undergraduate, masters and PhD students over her career, and chaired several PhD dissertations at Texas A&M.
For many years, Eden’s professional service home has been the Academy of International Business (AIB). She was elected to two terms on the AIB Executive Board, including AIB President 2017-2018. She was also 2008-2010 editor-in-chief of AIB’s Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), the top-ranked international business journal, after many years as a JIBS editor. In 2004, she was elected an AIB Fellow; in 2012, she received the AIB President’s Award; and in 2016, WAIB (Women in the AIB) awarded her its inaugural Woman of the Year award. In 2019, she received JIBS 50th Anniversary Gold Medals for Scholarship and Scholarly Service.
Ethics in the academy has also been a research, teaching and service interest for Eden. She was the lead author of AIB’s three codes of ethics and their updates. She also founded and co-wrote The Ethicist blog for the Academy of Management with Kathy Lund Dean and Paul Vaaler, which later became the basis of their book The Ethical Professor (Routledge, 2018). She regularly conducts ethics training workshops for doctoral students and junior faculty.
Eden has received many awards over the course of her career including US-Canada Fulbright and Pew Fellowships. In 2019, she was honored by the European International Business Academy (EIBA) in its annual research volume, Progress in International Business Research. That year, she was also honored with the Medal of the City from the Mayor of Rennes, France.
For more than 30 years, Eden has also been a consultant to MNEs, government and international organizations on transfer pricing and MNE strategies and structures. Working with the Analysis Group, she has been an expert witness on transfer pricing matters in well-known court cases and prepared many expert reports.
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