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Blaise ALLAZ

Professor

Finance

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Biography

Blaise Allaz is professor of finance.

Blaise Allaz received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 1987. He also holds a M.A. degree from Queen’s University (Canada) and a Bachelor degree from the University of Lausanne. He served as chairman of the HEC Finance & Economics Department (1996-99) and was the HEC Dean of Faculty & Research from 1999 to 2003.

His research and teaching interests focus on international financial markets and the strategic use of forward contracts in a noncompetitive framework. He is the author with Bernard Dumas of «Financial Securities: Market Equilibrium & Pricing Methods» (Chapman & Hall), the French version of which (PUF 1995) was awarded the 1997 HEC Foundation Prize for best professors’ textbook.

Scientific articles

Cournot Competition, Forward Markets and Efficiency

Journal of Economic Theory, February 1993, vol. 59, n° 1, pp 1-16, (in coll. with J. Vila)

Oligopoly, uncertainty and strategic forward transactions

International Journal of Industrial Organization, June 1992, vol. 10, n° 2, pp 297-308,

L'apport de la théorie des options à l'évaluation des projets d'investissement

Revue du Financier, March-April 1990, n° 74, pp 28-33,

Books

Financial Securities - Market Equilibrium and Pricing Methods

Chapman & Hall (in coll. with B. Dumas)

Les titres financiers - équilibre du marché et méthodes d'évaluation

Presses Universitaires de France (PUF) (in coll. with B. Dumas)

Chapters in edited books

Faire évoluer l'enseignement de la finance

Réinventer L'Entreprise - Repères Pour Une Crise Qui Va Durer, B. Ramanantsoa, J. M. Le Roux (eds), Pearson - Collection Village Mondial

Les nouveaux métiers de la finance

L'École Des Managers De Demain, collected articles from professors of the HEC School of Management, Editions Economica

Duopoly, inventories and futures market

Commodity, Futures And Financial Markets, L. Phlips (Ed), Kluwer Publisher, 249-271

Working papers

A Forex Primer

Mimeo , 2007

Cournot competition, forward markets and efficiency

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1990

Duopoly, inventories and futures markets

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1990

Oligopoly, uncertainty and strategic forward transactions

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1989

Scientific articles

Cournot Competition, Forward Markets and Efficiency

Journal of Economic Theory, February 1993, vol. 59, n° 1, pp 1-16, (in coll. with J. Vila)

Oligopoly, uncertainty and strategic forward transactions

International Journal of Industrial Organization, June 1992, vol. 10, n° 2, pp 297-308,

L'apport de la théorie des options à l'évaluation des projets d'investissement

Revue du Financier, March-April 1990, n° 74, pp 28-33,

Books

Financial Securities - Market Equilibrium and Pricing Methods

Chapman & Hall (in coll. with B. Dumas)

Les titres financiers - équilibre du marché et méthodes d'évaluation

Presses Universitaires de France (PUF) (in coll. with B. Dumas)

Chapters in edited books

Faire évoluer l'enseignement de la finance

Réinventer L'Entreprise - Repères Pour Une Crise Qui Va Durer, B. Ramanantsoa, J. M. Le Roux (eds), Pearson - Collection Village Mondial

Les nouveaux métiers de la finance

L'École Des Managers De Demain, collected articles from professors of the HEC School of Management, Editions Economica

Duopoly, inventories and futures market

Commodity, Futures And Financial Markets, L. Phlips (Ed), Kluwer Publisher, 249-271

Working papers

A Forex Primer

Mimeo , 2007

Cournot competition, forward markets and efficiency

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1990

Duopoly, inventories and futures markets

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1990

Oligopoly, uncertainty and strategic forward transactions

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1989

Education

  • International Teachers Programme, SSE Stockholm - Sweden
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Princeton University - USA
  • Master in Economics, Queen's University - Canada
  • Licence in Economics, Université de Lausanne - Switzerland

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2020- Member of GREGHEC, the joint research laboratory CNRS-HEC Paris HEC Paris
  • 2012-2016 Director of the GREGHEC - UMR CNRS 2959 HEC Paris
  • 2011-2016 Associate Dean for Research HEC Paris
  • 2011-2012 Energie et Finance Professor (Deloitte - Société Générale) HEC Paris
  • 2007-2009 Groupe Caisse d'Epargne Chair HEC Paris
  • 2006- Professor, Finance HEC Paris
  • 2004-2006 Co-scientific director, Mastère de Gestion Financière (Executive Program) HEC Paris
  • 1991-2006 Associate Professor HEC Paris
  • 1999-2003 Dean of Faculty and Research HEC Paris
  • 1996-1999 Head, Finance and Economics Department HEC Paris

External Academic Responsibilities

  • 1995-1998 Invited Professor, Central Bankers Program, Studienzentrum Gerzensee Swiss National Bank
  • 1991-1992 Invited Professor (course of Financial theory) Université de Lausanne

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Member, Association Francaise de Finance
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Club Finance HEC , HEC Paris

Editorial activities

  • In charge of book review for Review Finance up to 1993
  • Referee, The Canadian Journal of Economics, The Economic Journal, Finance (Revue de l'association francaise de finance), International Journal of Industrial Organization, Recherches Economiques de Louvain, The Review of Economic Studies, Revue Francaise de Gestion

  • Conference organisation

  • 2008-2008 Member of the Scientific Committee of the "Journées de l'Economie"
  • 1994-1994 Organizer of the meeting on "Le dividende majoré", Club Finance Internationale, France
  • 1990-1990 Co-organizer of the "Conférence Internationale de Finance", Groupe HEC
  • Awards & honors

    • 1997 1997 Fondation HEC Prize for "Les titres financiers : equilibre du marche et methodes d'evaluation", 1995, PUF