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Hugh-Joel BESSIS

Emeritus Professor

Finance

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Biography

Joel Bessis graduated as an Engineer from Ecole Centrale in Paris, earned a Master in Business Administration at Columbia University in New York, and received a Ph.D. in Finance from the University Paris-Dauphine.J

oel Bessis published various papers and books in the fields of corporate finance, industrial economics, and financial markets. "Risk Management in Banking", of which 3rd edition was published in January 2010. On leave of absence from HEC Paris from 2000 until 2005, he was Director of Research at Fitch then Head of Risk Analytics and Model Validation at the Risk Department of Ixis, a Paris based investment bank.

Joel Bessis is Editor of the Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions and a member of the Steering Committee of PRMIA - Paris (Professional Risk Management International Association), which operates worldwide. He conducts regular trainings in corporate finance, capital markets and risk management in various regions of the world (US, China, Russia among others).

Scientific articles

Les déterminants réels du risque financier

Revue Finance, June 1987, n° 1, pp 33-53,

La diversification des secteurs industriels et les caractéristiques de leurs activités de base et d'accueil

Revue d'Economie Industrielle, 3rd Term 1985, n° 33, pp 58-73,

Books

Risk Management in Banking, 4th Edition

John Wiley & Sons

Risk Management in Banking, 3rd edition

John Wiley & Sons

Risk Management in Banking, 2nd edition

John Wiley & Sons

Risk Management in Banking

John Wiley & Sons

Gestion des risques et gestion actif-passif des banques

Dalloz, Paris

Business plan - concevoir et rédiger un plan de développement

Nathan, Paris

Capital-risque et financement des entreprises

Economica

Risk Management in Banking

John Wiley & Sons

Chapters edited in books

Risque de contrepartie des banques

Encyclopédie Des Marchés Financiers, Y. Simon (Ed), Economica, 2

Asset/Liability Management, Regulations, and the Management of PerformanceBanking Institutions,

Global Risk Based Capital Regulations, C. A. Stone, A. Zissu (Eds), Irwin, 223-234

Capital-risque et financement des entreprises,

Encyclopédie De Gestion, Economica

Working papers

Shutdown option, systematic risk and the theory of the firm

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1991

La polyvalence des activités des secteurs industriels : relation avec la rentabilité et la croissance

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1981

Les disparités de carrières internes à l'entreprise

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1981

Scientific articles

Les déterminants réels du risque financier

Revue Finance, June 1987, n° 1, pp 33-53,

La diversification des secteurs industriels et les caractéristiques de leurs activités de base et d'accueil

Revue d'Economie Industrielle, 3rd Term 1985, n° 33, pp 58-73,

Books

Risk Management in Banking, 4th Edition

John Wiley & Sons

Risk Management in Banking, 3rd edition

John Wiley & Sons

Risk Management in Banking, 2nd edition

John Wiley & Sons

Risk Management in Banking

John Wiley & Sons

Chapters edited in books

Risque de contrepartie des banques

Encyclopédie Des Marchés Financiers, Y. Simon (Ed), Economica, 2

Asset/Liability Management, Regulations, and the Management of PerformanceBanking Institutions,

Global Risk Based Capital Regulations, C. A. Stone, A. Zissu (Eds), Irwin, 223-234

Capital-risque et financement des entreprises,

Encyclopédie De Gestion, Economica

Working papers

Shutdown option, systematic risk and the theory of the firm

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1991

La polyvalence des activités des secteurs industriels : relation avec la rentabilité et la croissance

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1981

Les disparités de carrières internes à l'entreprise

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1981

Education

  • Doctorat d'Etat en sciences de gestion (Ph.D. in Management), Université Paris Dauphine - France
  • Doctorat de 3e cycle en sciences des organisations, (Tres Honorable), Université Paris Dauphine - France
  • DES de sciences economique (Postgraduate Diploma in Economics), Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne - France
  • MBA, Columbia University, New-York, Columbia University - USA
  • Engineer, Ecole Centrale de Paris, Ecole Centrale de Paris - France

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2011- Emeritus Professor, Finance HEC Paris
  • 1979-2011 Professor, Finance HEC Paris

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Member, Association Francaise de Finance
  • Member of the Professionnal Fellows Group supervising all research activities sponsored by Europlace
  • Jury Member, Centre des Professions Financieres
  • Member, Paris Steering Committee, Professional International Risk Management Association (PRMIA)
  • Member, Association Francaise de Gestion Actifs - Passifs

Editorial activities

  • Editor: Journal of Risk Management and Financial Institutions (since mid 2008)
  • Member of the Advisory Board The Financier, August 1995, vol. 2, n 3

  • Conference organisation

  • 2008-2008 Member, Scientific Committee, International Financial Research Forum, Paris
  • 1990-1990 Co-organiser of the "Conférence Internationale de Finance",