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37th International Conference of the French Finance Association (AFFI)

Online event

26 - 28 May, 2021

The PhD Workshop Plenary Session / Round table will take place on 26 May 2021 (14:00 - 15:30, French Local Time - GMT+2)

Plenary session: A guide on publishing with impact

 (French Local Time - GMT+2)

14.00-14.10: Opening remarks. Manthos Delis, Montpellier Business School

14.10-14.30: Jean-Paul Renne, HEC Lausanne - University of Lausanne

14.30-14.50: Mirela Sandulescu, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

14.50-15.10: Konstantin Sokolov, Fogelman College of Business, University of Memphis

15.10-15.30: Floor discussion


The round table session of the PhD workshop will be animated by (order of appearance) :

Manthos Delis (Chair & organizer of the round table)

Professor of Financial Economics - Montpellier Business School

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Manthos Delis is a Professor of Financial Economics at Montpellier Business School.

His current research emphasizes the effect of finance (especially bank credit) on societal and economic aspects (firm and household investments, income inequality, green finance, etc.). More than 50 of his papers are published in top-tier journals, with 9 publications in FT-listed journals (Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Operations Research, Review of Finance), 17 in ABS 4 journals, and many other in top-field journals (European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Money, Credit & Banking, etc.).


Jean-Paul Renne

Professor of Economics - Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC) of the University of Lausanne

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Jean-Paul Renne is a Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC) of the University of Lausanne. Previously, he worked as a senior economist at the Banque de France and, beforehand, as the head of operational research at the French debt management office. Jean-Paul Renne has graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Paris-Dauphine University. His research focuses on time series modeling, with applications to the dynamics of interest rates, the pricing of credit risk, and disasters. He has acted as a consultant to the European Central Bank, the OECD, and the Banque de France. He has published papers in several international journals, including the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Econometrics, Review of Finance and Management Science.


Mirela Sandulescu

Assistant Professor of Finance - University of Michigan

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Mirela Sandulescu is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of Lugano and Swiss Finance Institute, and a master’s degree in Financial Engineering from the University of Lausanne. During the 2018-2019 academic year, she was a visiting scholar at Boston University. Mirela Sandulescu's research interests are in the areas of empirical and theoretical asset pricing, international finance, and machine learning. Her work focuses on the degree of market integration, international financial markets, portfolio formation and financial intermediation. Professor Sandulescu is a regular speaker at leading academic conferences on finance and her papers have been published in top finance journals, such as the Journal of Finance. She is also the recipient of several awards, including best discussant, and grants, e.g. from the Mitsui Center at the Ross School of Business and the Swiss National Science Foundation.


Konstantin Sokolov

Assistant Professor of Finance - University of Memphis

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Konstantin Sokolov is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Memphis. His primary interest is in the fields of Market Microstructure and FinTech.

His Market Microstructure research addresess the issues of price fragility, liquidity and efficiency in the markets populated with ultra-fast trading algorithms. His FinTech research explores congestion costs of  blockchain transaction settlement.

Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Management Science have recently accepted his papers for publication. His research appeared on the  AFA, WFA,  EFA and NBER conference programs and has been highlighted by BBC, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal.