Please find my CV here.
I am Associate Professor ("Professeur") working part-time at the Louvain School of Management (UCLouvain) where I teach firm valuation and applied econometrics. See my CV for further information on my activities. I have published papers in ABS/CNRS-ranked journals, including Applied Economics, Applied Economics Letters, Applied Financial Economics, Bankers Markets & Investors, Brussels Economic Review, Economic Modelling, Energy Economics, European Journal of Finance, Finance (AFFI Review), Finance Research Letters, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Asset Management, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, Mondes en développement , Quantitative Finance, Recherches en Sciences de Gestion, Review of Derivatives Research, etc.
My current research agenda focuses on liquidity dynamics on financial markets, portfolio management, and financial regulation. I have published several columns and practitioner-oriented papers on these topics. I have also been awarded the 2014 Highly Commended Paper winner by the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance as well as the Prize for the best 2010 paper published in Finance, the official review of the French Finance Association. I am also a regular speaker at conferences and panel discussions. In the past, I gained experience both at the university and in the banking sector. I held PhD-track positions in the department of Economics at the University of Liège and in the department of Management at the University of Namur (FUNDP) . I was research doctoral fellow at the Intercollegiate Center for Management Science (ICM) and at the Center of Research in Finance and Management (CeReFiM). In the private banking sector, I was research strategist covering the fixed income and forex markets and then in charge of the bank’s trading book in euro-denominated corporate bonds. I have also been granted two globally-recognized professional designations: the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification delivered by the Global Association of Risk Professionals and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) certification delivered by the CAIA Association . I graduated with a 4-year bachelor’s degree (Licence ) in Economics from the University of Liège . Post-graduation, I was educated at the London School of Economics , both in Advanced Econometrics and Advanced Macroeconomics. I received a Master of Science degree in management from the University of Northampton as well as a Master of Science degree in finance from Reading University ’s Henley Business School ( ICMA Centre ). I finally received a Doctorat en sciences de gestion (Ph.D. in management 'science') from the University of Namur (FUNDP) in 2006. I am also a big fan of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) both as a teacher...and as a student :-).
I was trained as an economist and I have a deep interest in the history of political philosophy and economics. All the great economic thinkers were philosophers and knew enough about history to recognize the difficulty of producing sweeping scientific laws that accurately describe a complex social world. I hope I will live long enough to read the works of the next great philosopher, turned economist, who will be humble enough to be respected by the most skeptical historians. (S)he will probably reconcile historians and economists by showing that pesky models are still somewhat useful when they are used with sufficient skepticism and, above all, pass the test of time. Freedom and Justice are the two (most interconnected) themes that interest me the most. I feel most closely connected to John Locke, Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Friedrich Hayek and John Rawls. Go to my website for more info.
In the meantime, I am trying to alleviate some of the suffering in developing countries, not directly as a medical doctor but indirectly as an effective altruist. I give 10% of my salary to two NGOs ("Against Malaria Foundation" and "Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI)"). They were ranked as top well-run NGOs by www.givewell.org. Please read "Doing Good Better" by William MacAskill or "The Most Good you Can Do" by Peter Singer. And visit: www.effectivealtruism.com. There are philosophical cons against effective altruism, but as an economist and finance expert I find it extremely motivating and it is far better than endless discussion about what's right and wrong, and far better than throwing money out of the window by diregarding the way your donations are effectively used.
|1995||Licence en sciences économiques||Université de Liège|
|1996||Master of Science in Management Studies||Nene College Northampton (University of Leicester)|
|2005||Master of Science in lnternational Securities Investment and Banking||University of Reading|
|2006||Docteur en sciences de gestion||Facultés Universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix à Namur|