Resume
CV of Alexandre Girard


Research Interests:

Primary fields: Macroeconomics, Macro-Finance, Central Banking, Credit Rating Agencies

Secondary fields: Derivatives, Banking Economics

Current position:

Since 2016 Assistant Professor of Finance (tenured) , Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Since 2015 Guest Lecturer in Finance, Iéseg School of Management, Lille, France

Education:

2015 PhD in Economics and Business Administration, University of Namur, Belgium

Dissertation title: "Essays on Sovereign Credit Risk Assessment and Dynamics"

PhD Supervisor: Prof. Jean-Yves Gnabo, University of Namur

Jury: Prof. O. Bernal (UNamur), Prof A. Castiaux (UNamur), Prof. C.Lecourt (AMSE), Prof M. Petitjean(UCLouvain and IESEG)

2008 Master, Money Banking and Finance with honors, U. Of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and ENS Cachan

2008 Magistère d'économie with honors (a selective undergraduate and graduate program), U. Of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, ENS Paris (Ulm) and EHESS

2005 B.A, Econometrics, U. Of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne.

Past Employment:

2015 - 2016 Lecturer in Finance (1 year), University of Namur, Namur, Belgium

2013 - 2016 Expert trainer (FSMA officially recognized) (3 years), International Faculty for Executives (IFE), Brussel, Belgium

2008 - 2015 Research and Teaching Assistant (7 years), University of Namur, Belgium

Assignments: Teaching and various research for the Center of Research in Finance and Management (CeReFIM)

2011 - 2011 Visiting PhD Student (3 months) under the supervision of Prof. S.Laurent, University of Maastricht,

Assignments: High Frequency Money Market Analysis, Volatility, Communication of the ECB

2010 - 2010 Consultant (6 months), Monetary Policy Stance Division, European Central Bank, Frankfurt-am-Main

Assignments: High Frequency Money Market Analysis, Volatility, Communication of the ECB

2010 - 2010 Researcher (Intern, 4 months), BNP Paribas Fortis Bank, Brussels

Assignments: Liquidity, Volatility and Asset Valuation

2008 - 2008 Economist (Intern, 6 months), Allianz Global Investors France, Paris

Assignments: Macroeconomic Surprises Indices

2007 - 2007 Economist (Intern, 4 months), French Organization for the development of organic food, Paris

Assignments: Auditing of the Statistical Methodology, Providing Data to Eurostat, Analysis of Organic Markets

Grant:

Nov 2010, ECB Grant to attend the Sixth ECB Central Banking Conference on "Approaches to Monetary Policy Revisited - Lessons from the Crisis" (Keynote Speakers: Ben Bernanke, Jean-Claude Trichet, Dominique Strauss-Kahn ...)

Teaching:

2017 - Introduction to Financial Markets (undergraduate), Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles

2017 - Business simulation, (undergraduate), Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles

2016 - Corporate Finance and Financial Institutions (Specialised Master in Financial Risk Management), Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles

2016 - Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (undergraduate), Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles

2015 - Compliance and Banking Regulation (MSc in Banking and Capital Markets), IESEG School of Management

2015 - 2017 Quantitative Methods (MSc in Banking and Capital Markets), IESEG School of Management 

2016 - 2017 Seminar in Finance (undergraduate), Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles

2015 - 2016 Risk Management (MSc in Banking and Capital Markets), IESEG School of Management

2015 - 2016 Money and Finance (undergraduate), University of Namur

2015 - 2016 Financial Theory (undergraduate), University of Namur

2015 - 2016 Academic coordinator of the program "Global Finance Studies in Belgium", Michigan State University - Study Abroad Program in Namur, University of Namur

Teaching Assistance, University of Namur:

2010 - 2016 Money and Finance (Undergraduate), Prof. Paul Reding

2010 - 2016 Business Game (Undergraduate), Prof. Pietro Zidda

2009 - 2016 Econometrics (Graduate), Prof. Jean-Yves Gnabo

2010 - 2015 Growth and Employment (Undergraduate), Prof. Romain Houssa

2008 - 2013 Options and Derivatives (Graduate), Prof. Christelle Lecourt

2008 - 2009 Microstructure of Financial Markets (Graduate), Prof. Pierre Giot

2008 - 2009 Statistics (Undergraduate), Prof. J-C Jacquemin

2008 - 2009 Management (Undergraduate), Prof. Pietro Zidda

Publication in peer-reviewed academic journal:

"The Importance of Conflicts of Interest in Attributing Sovereign Credit ratings", International Review of Law and Economics, 2016, 47:48 - 66.(jointly with O.Bernal and J-Y.Gnabo)

Working paper under the Revise and Resubmit status:

Common Understanding Between Investors and Policymakers Matters: Evidence from ECB Press Conferences with R.Beaupain (IESEG School of Management (LEM-CNRS)), under Revise and Resubmit status at Economic Modelling

Working papers:

The Impact of Sovereign Credit Rating Surprises on Asset Price Dynamics in Europe with O.Bernal (University of Namur) and J-Y.Gnabo (University of Namur),

The Impact of Trading and Hedging Derivatives on Banking Efficiency in the Eurozone with Yulia Titova (IESEG School of Management (LEM-CNRS))

The Impact of Derivatives Use Intensity and Credit Risk Exposure on European Bank Risks, Yulia Titova (IESEG School of Management (LEM-CNRS))

Publications in professional magazines:

"The Masterpiece Effect on the violin's market" [French] (2014) with Pierre Giot (University of Namur) and Marie-Laure Namur (University of Namur), Revue Bancaire et Financière 9:243-248.

"What is the quality of unsolicited sovereign credit ratings?" [French] (2016-1) with Audrey Clarenne (BNP Paribas Fortis), Revue Bancaire et Financière.

Conferences:

2017 34th Symposium on Money, Banking and Finance, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France, "The Impact of Sovereign Credit Rating Surprises on Asset Price Dynamics in Europe"

2016 CEREC Workshop in Economics, Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles, Belgium, "Common Understanding Between Investors and Policymakers Matters"

2016 World Finance Conference, New York, USA, "What drives Sovereign Yield Spreads in the Euro Area"

2016 33rd International Symposium on Money, Banking and Finance, Université d'Auvergne, France, "Common Understanding Between Investors and Policymakers Matters"

2016 33rd Conference of the French Finance Association, University of Liège, Belgium "What drives Sovereign Yield Spreads in the Euro Area"

2015 Aachen, Liege, Luxembourg, Maastricht and Namur PhD Colloquium, University of Liege, Belgium "The Impact of Sovereign Credit Rating Surprises on Asset Price Dynamics in Europe"

2015 UCL-UNamur PhD workshop in Finance and Management, University of Namur, Belgium "The Impact of Sovereign Credit Rating Surprises on Asset Price Dynamics in Europe"

2014 Internal CEREFIM seminars, University of Namur, Belgium "The Impact of Sovereign Credit Rating Surprises on Asset Price Dynamics in Europe"

2014 World Finance Conference, Venice, Italy "The Impact of Trading and Hedging Derivatives in Europe"

2014 CESAM PhD Seminar, Louvain School of Management, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium "The Impact of Solicitation on Sovereign Credit Ratings"

2014 18th International Conference on Macroeconomics Analysis and International Finance, Rethymno, Greece "The Impact of Solicitation on Sovereign Credit Ratings"

2014 Research Seminar in Applied Economics and Management, Solvay, Brussel School of Economics and Management, Belgium "The Impact of Solicitation on Sovereign Credit Ratings"

2013 French Finance Association Conference, Lyon, France, "The Impact of Derivatives Use Intensity and Credit Risk Exposure on European Bank Risks" Yulia Titova

2012 PhD Day in Management (UCL, ULB, ULG, UMons) "The Impact of trading and Hedging Derivatives on Banking Efficiency in the Eurozone"

Computer skills:

Econometrics softwares: Matlab, Eviews, Stata, Oxmetrics

Data providers: Bloomberg, Reuters, Datastream, Macrobond, Tick Data

Alexandre Girard