Lorraine Eden

PhD with Distinction, 1976

Lorraine Eden

Her nearly 21,000 Google Scholar Citations place her research in the top two percent of the world’s most-cited research scientists.

Dr. Lorraine Eden is Professor Emerita of Management and Adjunct Professor of Law at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, USA. She is Dean of the Fellows of the Academy of International Business (AIB) for 2020-2023 and a member of the United Nations Tax Committee’s Subcommittee on Transfer Pricing for 2022-2025.

A Canadian by birth and naturalized US citizen, Dr. Eden studied economics at Mount Allison (Honors BA 1970), McGill (MA 1973) and Dalhousie (PhD with Distinction, 1976). She held tenured appointments at Mount St. Vincent, Brock and Carleton universities in Canada before moving in 1995 to Texas A&M University where she taught courses on transfer pricing, multinational enterprises (MNEs) and the economics of international business. She founded the Transfer Pricing Aggies program at Texas A&M, which has trained and placed hundreds of graduate students in transfer pricing and international tax careers.

Dr. Eden’s research interests intersect economics, international business and public policy. Her core research topics are: transfer pricing (the pricing of related party transactions), MNE strategies and structures, and MNE-state relations. Her nearly 21,000 Google Scholar Citations place her research in the top two percent of the world’s most-cited research scientists. Her books include Taxing Multinationals (1998), Multinationals in North America (1994), Retrospectives on Public Finance (1991), Multinationals and Transfer Pricing (1985, 2017), The Ethical Professor (2018), The Economics of Transfer Pricing (2019), and Research Methods in International Business (2020). Dr. Eden’s current research explores how transfer pricing policies and MNE strategies and structures are changing in the digital economy.

She served two terms on the Academy of International Business (AIB) Executive Board including as 2017-2018 AIB President. In 2001, Dr. Eden founded WAIB (Women in the Academy of International Business). She was elected an AIB Fellow in 2004; honored with the AIB President’s Award in 2012 and the inaugural WAIB Woman of the Year award in 2016. She has many years of experience as a journal editor, including as Editor-in-Chief (2008-2010) of the Journal of International Business Studies, the top journal in international business.  In 2019, she was awarded JIBS 50th Anniversary Gold Medals for her scholarly and service contributions to the journal.

Dr. Eden has been a Fulbright Scholar and Pew Fellow at Harvard University and a Dunning Research Professor at the University of Reading, UK. In 2019, she was honored as a Tribute Scholar by the European International Business Academy and received the Medal of the City from Rennes, France. In 2022, she received the Outstanding Service to the Global Community Award from the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. In 2023, she received the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM) Award for Excellence in Societally Relevant Management Scholarship.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Eden has advised governments, businesses and international organizations on transfer pricing and the strategies and structures of multinationals. She is an affiliated expert with the Analysis Group, where she consults on transfer pricing controversy, and a frequent speaker at transfer pricing and international tax conferences. Dr. Eden can be reached at leden@tamu.edu. She maintains a website at voxprof.com and LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorraine-eden/.