Honors And Awards

VICE-PRESIDENT, International Society for the Advancement of Financial Economics. Elected 2016.

 

ESRC PEER REVIEW COLLEGE, Appointed March, 2010. Reappointed 2013.

 

ELECTED LIFETIME MEMBER of the Académie Européenne.

 

PRESIDENT of the Multinational Finance Society, Elected 2003.

 

VIVAT FLAMAND, Lille Graduate School of Management, August 22, 2003.

 

PRESIDENT of International Society for the Intercommunication of New Ideas, 2001-2003.

 

VICE-PRESIDENT of the International Society for the Intercommunication of New Ideas, 1999-2001.

 

VICE-PRESIDENT of the International Association of Finance and Banking, 2000-2002 and 2002-2008.

 

INTERNATIONAL ADVISOR to THE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FINANCE, Delhi, India.

 

COMMISSION D’EXPERTS: CENTRE UNIVERSITAIRE DE LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg.

 

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISORY BOARD, INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MONACO, Monaco.

 

DISTINGUISHED FELLOW, ISINI 2001.

 

BEST PAPER AWARD for Volume 5, 2001 of the MULTINATIONAL FINANCE JOURNAL, “EMERGING MARKETS: INVESTING WITH POLITICAL RISK”, with R. Tunaru.

 

BEST PAPER AWARD, “CURRENCY OVERVALUATION AND EXTERNAL DEBT UNSUSTAINABILITY”, with Vincent Dropsy, ISINI 5th International Congress, Mexico, August 1999.

 

BEST PAPER AWARD, “CAPITAL BUDGETING: A TEST OF THE ABANDONMENT OPTION”, with M. Gadad and P. Rousseau, Multinational Finance Society 7th International Congress, Philadelphia, April, 2000.

 

BEST PAPER AWARD, “MODELLING POLITICAL RISK WITH A DOUBLY STOCHASTIC POISSON PROCESS”, with R. Tunaru, Eastern Finance Association Conference, Charleston, S.C., April 2001.

 

SSRN’s Top Ten download list for: FEN: Political Risk & Corporate Finance (Topic). 10/09/16. “POLITICAL CONNECTIONS AND CORPORATE FINANCIAL DECISION MAKING” with Y. Belghitar and A. Saeed.

 

SSRN’s Top Ten download list for: Decision Making, Organizational Behavior & Performance eJournal, ORG: Organizational Performance (Topic), POL: Other Strategy Models for Firm Performance Enhancement (Topic) and Strategy Models for Firm Performance Enhancement eJournal. 12/07/16. “A measure of total firm performance: New insights for shareholder utility” with Y. Belghitar and K. Kassimatis.

 

SSRN’s Top Ten download list for: FEN: Other International Corporate Finance. 08/05/16. “The Effect of Floating Exchange Rates on SME Performance” with Y. Belghitar and S. Mefteh.

 

SSRN’s Top Ten download list for ERN: Other Microeconomics: Asymmetric & Private Information. 05/30/2010. “Asymmetric Foreign Currency Risk Premiums and the Effect of Derivatives Use on Corporate Returns” with Y. Belghitar and S. Mefteh.

 

SSRN’s Top Ten download list for the journal/topics: “ESM: Hypothesis Testing” Recent Hits, 19/06/2009 ERN: Pricing (Topic) Recent Hits 04/07/2009. Making Inefficient Market Indices Efficient” with O. Jokung and K. Kassimatis.

 

SSRN’s Top Ten download list for the journal/topics: “Managerial Accounting”. 10/01/2009 “Hedging Mean-Reverting Commodities” with U. Broll and E. Lucas.

 

SSRN’s Top Ten download list for the journal/topics: “Derivatives Recent Hits”, August 1, 2003. “Hedging and the Use of Derivatives: Evidence from UK Non-Financial Firms” with A. Judge.

 

SSRN’s Top Ten download list for the journal/topics: “Development Economics” Recent Hits, July 1, 2001, “International Finance” Recent Hits, July 16, 2001. “Emerging Markets: Stock Market Investing with Political Risk” with R. Tunaru.

 

ScienceDirect’s 10 most downloaded Economics articles published since 1 January 2014 by authors based in the UK

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, PANORISK Conference: Measurement, Valuation & Modeling of Finance Risks, 30 November, 2017

INVITED ACADEMIC,  Young Scholar’s Workshop, University of Sussex, UK, June 2017.

INVITED ACADEMIC,  Young Scholar’s Workshop, University of Sussex, UK, June 2016.

INVITED ACADEMIC,  Young Scholar’s Workshop, University of Sussex, UK, June 2015.

INVITED ACADEMIC, Young Scholars Workshop, University of Sussex, May 8, 2014.

INVITED SPEAKER, 11th  International Congress 2009, CHALLENGES FOR EMERGING COUNTRIES IN THE PRESENT WORLD ECONOMIC CONTEXT, organized by THE ORDRE DES EXPERTS COMPTABLES OF TUNISIA, Karthago, Tunisia, June 25-26, 2009.

INVITED SPEAKER, Business Ethics Colloque,  ISC Paris, Paris, France, 8-9 juin 2009.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Second International Credit Risk and Rating Conference, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, May 8-10, 2008.

INVITED SPEAKER,  Maison de L’Europe-Institut Supérieur Européenne de Gestion Finance Workshop “La Nouvelle Régulation Financière par les Fonds: Menaces ou Opportunités?”, Paris, France, March 27, 2008.

INVITED SPEAKER The Department of Business Economics at the Technische Universitaet Dresden and the German Bundesbank Workshop on Country Risk and Foreign Direct Investment.

Dresden, Germany, January 11-12, 2008.

INVITED SPEAKER, University of Tunis Finance Conference, Hammamet, Tunisia, May 3-5, 2007.

INVITED SPEAKER, Euro Working Group Financial Modelling Conference, Sophia Antipolis, November 16-17, 2006.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, French Finance Association International Conference, Poitiers, June 27, 2006.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, XXXVI Conference of European Working Group on Financial Modeling, Brescia, Italy, May 4-7, 2005.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, 3rd International Finance Conference of the French-Tunisian Finance Associations, Hammemet, Tunisia, 3-5 March, 2005.

INVITED SPEAKER, Annual conference of the Italian Association of Mathematics Applied to Economics and the Social Sciences, Modena, Italy, September 9-10, 2004.

INVITED SPEAKER, International Conference on Business, Banking and Finance, University of the West Indies, April 27-29, 2004.

INVITED SPEAKER, Conference on Country Risk in Emerging Markets, London Metropolitan University, January 29, 2004.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, AEA Conference on Econometrics of Emerging Markets, Toledo Spain, November 7, 2003.

INVITED SPEAKER, GARP’s 2nd Asset Management Forum, London, November 17, 2003.

INVITED SPEAKER, Quantitative Finance Review, London, November 11, 2003.

INVITED SPEAKER, Sovereign Risk, Financial Crises and Stability Workshop, Dresden University of Technology, June 12-13, 2003.

INVITED SPEAKER, The 3nd Annual GARP Credit and Counterparty Risk Summit, London May 21-22, 2003.

INVITED SPEAKER, International Conference on Finance and Frontiers in Finance and Economics, Hammamet Yasmine, Tunisia, March 13-15, 2003.

INVITED SPEAKER, International Conference on Banking and Finance, Crete, Greece, August 9-11, 2002.

INVITED SPEAKER, The 2nd GARP Credit and Counterparty Risk Summit, London May 20-22, 2002.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de la Haute Savoie, I.S.E. Club des Entreprises, March 22, 2002.

INVITED SPEAKER, The Bank of England, September 19, 2001, London.

INVITED SPEAKER, Financial Engineering Symposium 2001, The International Association of Financial Engineers and the CERAM, Sophia Antipolis, July 2001.

INVITED SPEAKER, The GARP Credit and Counterparty Risk Summit, London May 21-23, 2001.

INVITED SPEAKER,  Joint International Swap Dealers Association- Global Association of Risk Professionals Conference, May 16, 2001, London, UK.

INVITED SPEAKER, International Conference on Financial and Real Markets, Risk Management and Corporate Governance Theory and International Evidence, organized by the Universities of Maine, Dauphine and Cergy and the University of Tunisia, Port El Kantoui, Tunisia, March 2001.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, International Conference on Banking and Finance: Issues and Strategies, organized by the Universiti Utara Malaysia, August 2000.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER at the conference “Comment Evaluer une Entreprise Internet?” organized by Philipponnat et Associés, Paris, France, May 2000.

INVITED SPEAKER at the International Conference “Pricing and Managing Financial Assets in International Capital Markets” organized by the G.R.E.F.I of the Université du Maine, Le Mans, France, January 2000.

INVITED SPEAKER, UNESCO Symposium on Water Management, Cannes, France, May 2000.

INVITED SPEAKER at “Arthur Andersen Annual Conference” organized by Arthur Andersen Consultants in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 1996.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER at the EUROMONEY-Le Figaro Conference on International Mergers and

Acquisitions, Hotel Intercontinental, Paris, France, May 1988.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER at the EUROMONEY Conference on Country Risk Analysis, Grosvenor House Hotel, London, England, June 1987.

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