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Jacques Olivier is currently Dean of Faculty and Research.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996.
His research interests range from international macroeconomics and growth theory (most recent publication: "Globalization and the Dynamics of Cultural Identity", in collaboration with Mathias Thoenig and Thierry Verdier in the Journal of International Economics) to capital markets (most recent publication: "The Dog that Did not Bark: Insider Trading and Crashes", in collaboration with José Marin in the Journal of Finance).
Jacques Olivier has taught at HEC Paris ever since 1996, except for a 2 years period where he was affiliated with the National University of Singapore. At HEC, he has taught courses on macroeconomics, growth theory, introduction to finance, financial markets and theory of arbitrage at undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. level. He received the Pierre Vernimmen HEC BNP Paribas teaching award in 1998. Jacques Olivier was chairman of the Finance and Economics Department at HEC Paris from 2003 to 2006 and was in charge of the HEC MS Finance (http://www.hec.fr/Masteres-Specialises/Programmes/International-Finance) from 2007 to 2015.
"Product-Based Cultural Change: Is the Village Global?", Journal of International Economics, March 2014, vol. 92, n° 2, pp. 212-230 (in coll. with N. MAYSTRE, M. THOENIG, T. VERDIER).
"Globalization and the dynamics of cultural identity", Journal of International Economics, December 2008, vol. 76, n° 2, pp. 356-370 (in coll. with M. Thoenig, T. Verdier).
"The Dog that Did not Bark: Insider Trading and Crashes", The Journal of Finance, October 2008, vol. 63, n° 5, pp. 2429-2476 (in coll. with J. Marin).
"Financing Decisions of Firms and Central Bank Policy", Journal of International Money and Finance, November-December 2004, vol. 23, n° 7-8, pp. 1187-1207 (in coll. with A.-T. GOH).
"On the impact of leverage constraints on asset prices and trading volume", Spanish Economic Review, 2003, vol. 5, n° 2, pp. 123-132 (in coll. with J. Marin).
"Learning by Doing, Trade in Capital Goods and Growth", Journal of International Economics, 2002, vol. 56, pp. 411-444 (in coll. with A.-T. GOH).
"Optimal Patent Protection in a Two-Sector Economy", International Economic Review, November 2002, vol. 43, n° 4, pp. 1191-1214 (in coll. with A.-T. GOH).
"Growth-enhancing Bubbles", International Economic Review, February 2000, vol. 41, n° 1, pp. 133-151.
"Book Review : Asia Falling: Making Sense of the Asian Currency Crisis and its Aftermath, Callum Henderson", Asia-Pacific Journal of Management, April 1999, vol. 16, n° 1, pp. 173-175.
Chapters in Edited Books
"Faire évoluer l'enseignement de la finance", in Réinventer l'entreprise - Repères pour une crise qui va durer, B. Ramanantsoa, J. M. Le Roux (eds), Pearson - Collection Village Mondial, 2010 (in coll. with B. ALLAZ).
"Trading Constaints and Rational Expectations Equilibria: A Note", Mimeo, (in coll. with J. Marin).
"Product-Based Cultural Change: Is the village global?", Mimeo, 2009 (in coll. with M. Thoenig, N. Maystre, T. Verdier).
"Time-Varying Incentives in the Mutual Fund Industry", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2009 (in coll. with A. Tay).
"Globalization and the dynamics of cultural identity", Mimeo, 2007 (in coll. with M. Thoenig, T. Verdier).
Employment Date: 1996
Main courses taught at HEC
Theory of Finance
Introduction to Finance
1996 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
1993 M.A. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
1991 Diplôme Grande École (Master Degree in Management), ESSEC, France.
Academic responsibilities at HEC
2016- Dean of Faculty and Research.
2011-2015 Program Director, HEC MS Finance.
2004- Member, GREGHEC (CNRS).
2001-2009 Associate Professor.
Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation
Member, American Finance Association.
Reviewer, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Management Science, Review of Financial Studies, International Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Review of Economic Dynamics, BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Japanese Economic Review, Economic Bulletins, International Finance, Finance, Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, Revue Economique de Louvain.
Awards & Honors
1998 BNP Paribas Pierre Vernimmen Teaching Award.
1996 Nominated for Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
Growth and Development