HEC Paris Professor of Finance Creates a Blog to Make Sense of Financial Markets
Since May 2020, Associate Professor of Finance Johan Hombert regularly publishes articles on his blog, «The Financial Markets blog: Making sense of financial markets using HEC Paris finance courses».
Through this medium, Johan Hombert answers various questions related to financial markets and COVID-19, such as, «Did the market over-react to COVID-19?», or «Should the EU issue perpetual bonds?». «I write on finance topics: my objective is to show how to use tools learned in finance classes at HEC Paris to understand current events in financial markets».
The professor connects with students by email and on social media, receiving comments, new questions and topic suggestions for new posts to feed the discussion. While the blog is dedicated to students in finance, it is also open to the public.
As a research expert in entrepreneurship and innovation, friction in financial and banking markets, and life insurance, Johan Hombert feeds his blog with reflections on financial issues such as the corporate debt overhang, or current questions such as the privatization of airports in France, where the expert debunks often-heard arguments against privatization, or answers this question, «Is the stock market over-exposed to the tech giants?».