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Research Fellows

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Sophie Béreau is Assistant Professor of Finance at the Université catholique de Louvain - Louvain School of Management and Faculty member at CORE. Prior to this position, she completed a PhD in Economics at the Université Paris Ouest and CREST-INSEE, for which she was awarded the Fondation Banque de France Prize for the Best PhD in Monetary, Financial and Banking Economics in 2011. Her research focuses on exchange rate and asset price dynamics, systemic risk, and the modeling of interconnections in the financial markets. To address those issues, she relies on financial econometrics methods.

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sophie.bereau@uclouvain.be
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After obtaining his Ph.D. in Economics and Management from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Oscar Bernal spent four years in the banking industry before returning to academia. He is currently Associate Professor of Finance at the Université de Namur. His areas of expertise concern market finance, international finance and corporate finance. More particularly, he is interested in topics related to central banking, financing policy, risk management, systemic risk, contagion mechanisms and complex methods in finance.

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oscar.bernal@unamur.be
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Annick Castiaux holds a PhD in Computational Physics from the Université de Namur. After some years in the private sector, she returned to academia and has been now  Professor of Innovation Management at the Université de Namur since 2002. With a focus on ICT and sustainable (eco-friendly) innovation, she looks at innovation with the lens of complexity theory, studying in particular collaborative innovation, team working, or network contexts. For this purpose, she recently developed methodological skills to simulate such situations using agent-based modelling. Annick is also invited professor at the Université Saint-Louis (Brussels) and makes interventions in the Executive education programme in Innovation management proposed by the Université catholique de Louvain.

annick.castiaux@unamur.be
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Jean-Yves Gnabo is Associate Professor of Finance at the Université de Namur. His research focuses on the areas of international finance and financial econometrics and more specifically on issues related to systemic risk modelling  and contagion.He holds a PhD in Economics and Business Administration from the Université de Namur and a Master/Magistère in Finance from the Université Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne.

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jean-yves.gnabo@unamur.be

Doctoral Students

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Annelies Casteleyn holds a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from Ghent University and an Advanced Master’s degree in International and Development Economics from the Université de Namur. After having worked 3 years in the banking sector, she decided to go back to university to pursue a PhD in the fields of international and behavioural finance at the Université de Namur. Her research interests lie in macro-finance, asset pricing, monetary policy, heterogeneous agent models and investor psychology.

annelies.casteleyn@unamur.be
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Carl-Henrik Dahlqvist holds a Master’s degree in Business Engineering from the Université catholique de Louvain (LSM). After having worked 2 years for SWIFT, he decided to go back to university to pursue a PhD in finance in co-supervision between the Université de Namur and the Université catholique de Louvain (LSM).  He is currently a teaching assistant at the Université de Namur. His research interests are at the crossroads of econophysics, network theory, complex systems and financial econometrics.

carl-henrik.dahlqvist@unamur.be
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Cyrille Dossougoin graduated with a Master’s degree in Econometrics and Applied Statistics from the Université d'Orléans (France) and a bachelor degree in Statistics  and is currently a PhD candidate in finance at the Université catholique de Louvain (CORE and LSM). His main research interests focus on modelling financial complexity through spatial econometrics models and network analysis.

cyrille.dossougoin@uclouvain.be
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Marco Valerio Geraci holds a Master degree from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Bachelor from the University of Warwick. He has started a PhD in co-supervision at the Université de Namur and ULB-ECARES. His research interests lie in financial econometrics and network theory. In particular he is interested in applying network techniques to developing new measures to monitor systemic risk.

marco.geraci@unamur.be
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Grégory Guilmin completed a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Business Engineering at the Université de Namur. He is currently a Ph.D candidate in Finance at the Université de Namur under a funding provided by the Ageas Chair. His research project tackles different aspects related to financial risk management and more specifically systemic risk management, contagion, spread risk management and portfolio construction. In addition to that, Gregory spends much of his free time following financial markets as well as reading economic newspapers and financial books.

gregory.guilmin@unamur.be
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Nicolas-Kirti Scholtes received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering  from McGill University (Canada) in 2010 at  and a Master's degree (research focus) from the Université catholique de Louvain in economics in 2012. Between 2012 and 2013, he worked as a teaching assistant/Ph.D student at CORE and the Université catholique de Louvain and is now a Ph.D candidate in finance at the Université de Namur. His research interests lie in the fields of network theory, complex systems, banking, financial markets and financial econometrics.

nicolas.scholtes@unamur.be
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Donald Zountcheme holds a diploma of Engineer in Statistics and Applied Economics from ENSEA (Abidjan, Ivory Coast)  and a Master’s degree in Econometrics and Applied Statistics from the Université d’Orléans. He is currently a teaching assistant and PhD candidate in finance at the Université catholique de Louvain (LSM). His research interests lie in financial economics, econometrics and quantitative risk management.

donald.zountcheme@uclouvain.be