department: Economics
Campus de Cergy
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Corporate Finance

Patricia Charléty is a professor in the Economics and Finance at ESSEC and currently chairs the Economics department. Her research interests focus on Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Governance. She co-authored the textbook Les Décisions Financières de l'Entreprise with Roland Portait, contributed chapters in several books and published articles in various economics and finance journals (Revue Economique, Finance, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, International Review of Law and Economics,…). In 2003, she received the award for the Best Article of the year published in Finance. She was a Visiting Professor at Keio Business School in 1991. She sat for 20 years on the French Security and Exchange Scientific Advisory Board (AMF) and actively serves at the French Institute of Directors (IFA). Patricia also regularly contributes to working groups on topics like Tender Offers, Shareholder Meetings (French Ministry of Finance, Security and Exchange Commission, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations).


  • 2005: Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL France)
  • 1990: Ph.D. in Finance (Wharton School United States of America)
  • 1982: DEA Economics (Institut d’Etudes Politiques France)
  • 1981: MSc of Science in Management (ESSEC Business School France)
Other appointments
    • 2018 – 2022 : Head of the Economics Department (ESSEC Business School France)
Full-time academic appointments
    • 2006 – Now : Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2003 – 2006 : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 1985 – 2003 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
Other Academic Appointments
    • 1960 – Now : Lecturer (L’École nationale de la statistique et de l’administration économique (ENSAE) France)
    • 1960 – Now : Visiting Professor, Economics Department (Keio University Japan)


  • 2003 : Research Contract with the Caisse des Dépôts Foundationfor her research: Analyse économique et financière des Prises de Participation (Economic and Financial Analysis of Equity Investments)

Journal articles

Book chapters

Conference Proceedings

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Press article, video or other popular media

Other activities
Research activities
  • Chief Editor
    • 2016 – Now: Chief editor – Revue Française de Gouvernance d’Entreprise
    • 2011 – 2013: Chief editor – Revue Française de Gouvernance d’Entreprise
  • Editorial Board Membership
    • 2015 – Now: Editorial board membership – Corporate Ownership and Control
    • 2011 – 2019: Editorial board membership – Revue Française de Gouvernance d’Entreprise
    • 2007 – 2009: Editorial board membership – Revue Française de Gouvernance d’Entreprise
    • 1998 – 1998: Editorial board membership – Finance Contrôle Stratégie
  • Senior or Associate Editor
    • 2014 – 2015: Associate editor – Revue Française de Gouvernance d’Entreprise
  • Organization of a conference or a seminar
    • 1997 – 1998: Organizer of the “Journées de Printemps en économie et gestion de l’X” at Essec on the subject of “Corporate Governments”
    • 1996 – 2020: Organizer of the Conference “Gouvernement d’Entreprises”, Ministry of Finance (Direction de la Prévision)
    • 1996 – Now: Corporate Governance Seminar at the Direction de la Prévision (with Laurence Bloch and Françoise Maurel)
Professional activities
  • Consulting
    • 2002 – 2002: Advice and writing of two reports for the Commissariat Général au Plan after a call for tender on the theme “Gouvernement d’Entreprises”
    • 2000 – 2000: Conference for Finance and Human Resources divisions at Framatome and writing of an expert report on the consequences of stock options compensation
    • 1992 – 1993: Financial and Economic Studies
    • 1991 – 1992: Study on Public Takeovers and Exchanges – Department of Economic and Financial Studies of the Caisse des Dépôts et des Consignations
    • 1991 – 1992: Caisse des Dépôts et des Consignations – Service
  • Other professional activity
    • 2001 – 2002: Organizer and supervisor for the synthesis test and member of the jury for the Grand Oral of admissions to the Competitive Examination for Banque de France Administrators (May 2001-December 2001 et May 2002-December 2002)
    • 1997 – 1997: Participation in the writing of a tender offer on “Gouvernement d’Entreprises” for the Commissariat Général au Plan
    • 1993 – 1993: Launch and coordination of the Scientific Council of the COB
  • Member of a professional association, of an expert group or of a board of directors
    • 1993 – Now: Coordinator and Member of the COB Scientific Council
    • 1960 – Now: Scientific Council, Commission des Opérations de Bourse