Associate Professor
department: Finance
Campus de Cergy
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Corporate Finance

Romain Boulland’s research interests focus on the effect of media in financial markets and the role played by information intermediaries. His research encompasses the impact of financial communication on firms’ visibility, the strategic timing of earnings release, and the behavioral biases of financial analysts. He teaches corporate finance in the M.Sc. (Grande Ecole) program. He has received in 2019 the Young Researcher Award in Economics from the French financial market regulator (Autorité des Marchés Financiers).


  • 2013: Ph.D. in Finance (Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL France)
  • 2010: M.Sc. Economics and Statistics (L’École nationale de la statistique et de l’administration économique (ENSAE) France)
  • 2008: B.Sc. Economics (École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay France)
Other Academic Appointments
    • 2022 – 2024 : Academic director Ms in Finance (ESSEC Business School France)
Full-time academic appointments
    • 2020 – Now : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2014 – 2020 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School France)


  • 2019 : Young Researcher Award, Autorité des Marchés Financiers
  • 2015 : Best Ph.D. prize, Cercle France-Amériques
  • 2015 : Best Ph.D. prize, Chancellerie des Universités de Paris
  • 2014 : Best thesis prize in Corporate Finance, French Finance Association
  • 2014 : Best Ph.D. prize of the Fondation Dauphine

Thesis co-director

  • 2014 – 2019 : Three essays on empirical corporate finance (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2014 : JIA Xiao (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, Three essays on empirical corporate finance