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LESCOURRET Laurence

Department : Finance
Associate Professor
Campus de Cergy

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Biography

Laurence Daures-Lescourret is associate professor of Finance. Her research lies in the area of microstructure of financial markets. Laurence received the PhD Thesis Award in 2004 from the French Finance Association and the National Foundation for Companies Management Academic Education (FNEGE), the "Joseph de la Vega Prize" in 2013 and the IFSID award for the best paper on Derivatives in 2015. She received several research grants from Euronext Paris (2007) , EIF (2008, 2010, 2020) , the French National Research Agency (JCJC, 2011) and INEX (Initiative d'Excellence, 2018).

She serves on the Board of Directors of Dassault Systèmes and of LCL (Le Credit Lyonnais). She sits in the audit committee of Dassault Systèmes (DS) and chairs the compensation and nomination committee of DS. She sits in the risk committee of LCL and chairs the audit committee of LCL.

Laurence holds a PhD in Finance from HEC Paris.

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Diplomas

  • 2003 : Ph.D. in Finance (HEC Paris, France )
  • 1999 : M.Sc. in Economics (APE) (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France )
  • 1997 : M.Sc. (Research) in Finance (Université Paris Dauphine, France )
  • 1996 : Master in Management (Edhec Business School, France )

Career

    Full-time academic appointments

    • 2008 - Present : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)
    • 2004 - 2008 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)

    Other Academic Appointments

      • 2016 - 2018 : Head of the ESSEC Center of Excellence "Capital Markets and Regulation" (ESSEC Business School, France)
      • 2010 - 2011 : Head of the Finance department (ESSEC Business School, France)
      • 2007 - 2010 : Co-Head of the Finance department (with José Miguel Gaspar) (ESSEC Business School, France)
      • 2004 - Present : Research fellow (Center for Research in Economics and Statistiques, France)
      • 2016 - Present : Visiting researcher (Bundesbank, Germany)
      • 2011 : Visiting Professor (Imperial College Business School, United Kingdom)
      • 2000 - 2010 : Lecturer in "Microstructure of Financial Markets" (L'École nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique (ENSAE), France)
      • 1999 - 2004 : Research team member (Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST) , France)
      • 2002 - 2004 : Teaching Assistant in "Financial markets" and "Introduction to Microeconomics" (Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France)
      • 1999 - 2000 : Teaching Assistant (Introduction to Financial Theory - Undergrade) (HEC Paris, France)

    Professional appointments

    • 1997 - 1998 : Consultant, Middle Office (SGCIB, South Africa)

Awards

  • 2015 : Best Paper Award on Derivatives, IFSID, Montreal Institute of Structured Finance and Derivatives, Northern Finance Association Annual meeting, for the article "Transparency Regime Initiatives and Liquidity in the CDS Market".
  • 2013 : De la Vega Prize 2013 by the Federation of European Securities Exchanges for the paper “Liquidity Supply across Multiple Trading Venues” (coauthored with S. Moinas)
  • 2004 : Winner of the "Prix de Thèse FNEGE-AFFI 2004" for the doctoral dissertation (Fondation Nationale pour l'Enseignement de la Gestion des Entreprises (FNEGE), France)

Grants

  • 2020 : Research grant from EIF (Europlace Institute of Finance) for a project on CDS (joint with A. Fulop and Y. Gündüz)
  • 2018 : Research Grant INEX (Initiative d'Excellence)
  • 2011 : Research Grant JCJC (Jeunes Chercheuses Jeunes Chercheurs) (Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR), France)
  • 2010 : Research grant from EIF for a research project on inventory management across different trading platforms (joint with S. Moinas) (France)
  • 2008 : Research grant from EIF for a research project on liquidity externalities (joint with JM Gaspar)
  • 2007 : Research grant from Euronext Paris for a research project on the Credit Default Swap market (joint with A. Fulop)

Journal articles

Book chapters

Conference Proceedings

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Working Papers

Press article, video or other popular media

Professional activities

    Member of an professional association, of an expert group or of a board of directors

  • 2016 - Present : Independent board director, audit committee member, and chair of the compensation and nomination committee, Dassault Systèmes, France
  • 2017 - Present : Independent board director, risk committee member and chair of the audit committee, LCL (Le Crédit Lyonnais), France

Services

  • 2011 - 2017 : PhD academic coordinator (Finance concentration), ESSEC Business School, France
  • 2007 - 2011 : Member of the Board of overseers, ESSEC Business School, France
  • 2007 - 2010 : Academic coordinator of the ESSEC Finance Track, ESSEC Business School, France

Research activities

    Reviewer for a journal

  • Reviewer for Annales d'Économie et de Statistique; Banque et Marchés; Empirical Economics; European Financial Management; Finance; Finance Research Letters; Financial Review; Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Empirical Finance; Journal of Financial Markets; Management Science; Quantitative Finance; Review of Finance (ex European Finance Review); The European Journal of Finance
  • Organization of a conference or a seminar

  • 2015 - Present : Co-organizer and co-founder of “Women in Microstructure”- WIM meeting: Online (2020), Huntington (2019), Coronado (2018), Whistler (2017), Utah (2016); Seattle (2015)
  • 2019 Co-organizer of the 2nd Workshop Banque de France-ESSEC “OTC Market: Recent Advances in Research”
  • 2006 - 2015 : Organizing the ESSEC Finance Seminar series, ESSEC Business School, France
  • 2014 Co-organizer of the Banque de France-ESSEC workshop “OTC Market: Recent Advances in Research”
  • 2010 Co-organizer of the ESSEC-HEC-INSEAD-PSE Workshop on Financial Economics
  • 2001 Co-organizer of the French Finance Association Meeting, Association Française de Finance (AFFI) , France
  • Role as an expert or appraisor in a research organization

  • 2020 - Present : Evaluateur externe pour la Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland
  • 2018 - Present : Reviewer for Agence Nationale pour la Recherche, France
  • 2007 - Present : Reviewer for SSRHC (Canada), Canada
  • 2020 - Present : Reviewer for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, Switzerland
  • Member of an academic association

  • 2004 - Present : Member of American Finance Association
  • 2004 - Present : Member of European Finance Association, EFA
  • 2004 - Present : Member of French Finance Association, AFFI
  • 2004 - Present : Member of Northern Finance Association
  • 2015 - Present : Member of Western Finance Association
  • Other academic activity

  • 2015 - 2018 : Member of the jury of the De La Vega Prize (Federation of European Stock Exchange)
  • 2008 Member of the jury “Euronext-AFFI” for the best doctoral dissertation
  • Participation in scientific commissions or reviewer for a conference

  • 2001 - Present : Member of Program Committees for the annual meetings of the French Finance Association (Dec. 2020, Dec. 2019, Dec. 2018, Dec 2017, Dec 2016, May 2016, Dec 2015, May 2015, Dec 2014, Dec 2013, Dec 2010, Dec. 2009, Dec. 2008, Dec. 2004, Dec. 2001)
  • 2015 - 2019 : Member of Program Committees for the annual meetings of: Finance Down Under (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)
  • 2015 - 2017 : Member of Program Committees for the annual meetings of the International Workshop on Financial Markets and Nonlinear Dynamics (2017, 2016, 2015)
  • 2014 - 2016 : Member of Program Committees for the annual meetings of European Finance Association (2016, 2015, 2014)