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Jacques Olivier is Professor of Finance and Dean of Faculty and Research at HEC Paris. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. His research interests range from macroeconomics and growth theory to capital markets. His most recent work, in collaboration with Olivier Dessaint (University of Toronto), Clemens Otto (Singapore Management University) and David Thesmar (MIT), looks at the price impact of improper use of CAPM-based valuation methods in the context of M&As.

Prior to becoming Dean of Faculty and Research, Jacques Olivier was the coordinator of the Finance and Economics Department from 2003 to 2006 and was in charge of Finance degree programs from 2007 to 2015. He received the Pierre Vernimmen - HEC - BNP Paribas teaching award in 1998.

Chapters edited in 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

Chapters edited in 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


  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania - USA
  • M.A. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania - USA
  • Diplome Grande Ecole (Master Degree in Management), ESSEC - France

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2016- Dean of Faculty and Research HEC Paris
  • 2008-2015 Director, HEC MSc International Finance HEC Paris
  • 2010- Professor HEC Paris
  • 2001-2009 Associate Professor HEC Paris
  • 2004- Member of GREGHEC (CNRS) HEC Paris

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Member, American Finance Association

Editorial activities

  • 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