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Department : Economics
Campus de Cergy



Radu Vranceanu is Professor of Economics at the ESSEC Business School and research fellow at the THEMA (CNRS) research center. He holds a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Paris II, HDR, and is widely recognized as having special expertise in the theory of expectations and the analysis of informational inefficiencies, which he has applied to various fields including financial and exchange rate crises, monetary and public debt policies, research management, defense economics, labor contracts and managerial behavior. He is now a driver of research in experimental economics at ESSEC, where he carried out several studies in team production, gender issues, lies and deception, cooperation in public goods games. In 2000-2001 Radu Vranceanu worked for the UN Economic Commission for Europe; he also served as a Dean for Research of ESSEC Business School for many years.


  • 1999 : HDR ( Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France )
  • 1994 : Doctorate in Economics (Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, France )
  • 1991 : DEA in Applied Economics (Institut d'Etudes Politiques, France )
  • 1984 : Graduate degree in business and economics (Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti, Romania )


    Full-time academic appointments

    • 2001 - Present : Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)
    • 1998 - 2001 : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)
    • 1994 - 1998 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)

    Other Academic Appointments

      • 2016 - Present : President of the Deontological Committee (ESSEC Business School, France)
      • 2020 - Present : Referent for scientific integrity (ESSEC Business School, France)
      • 2015 - 2018 : Department head (ESSEC Business School, France)
      • 2014 - 2015 : Associate Dean for Faculty (ESSEC Business School, France)
      • 2001 - 2014 : Dean for Research (ESSEC Business School, France)
      • 2003 - Present : Research fellow with THEMA (UMR 8184) CNRS (Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France)

    Professional appointments

    • 2000 - 2001 : Economic Affairs Officer, Economic Analysis Division, Contributed to the Economic Survey on Europe 2000 and 2001. (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Switzerland)

Journal articles


Book editor

Book chapters


Conference Proceedings

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Working Papers

Published cases

Press article, video or other popular media

Research activities

    Editorial Board Membership

  • 2007 - Present : Global Economy Journal
  • 2002 - 2003 : Economic Systems
  • Reviewer for a journal

  • Reviewer for Business and Society; Business Ethics: A European Review; Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics; Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; Labour Economics; Nature Human Behaviour; Plos One; Review of International Economics
  • Member of an academic association

  • 2009 - Present : Member of Association Française d'Economie Experimentale, France
  • 2015 - 2019 : Member of the WES Expert Group (Economic Analysis

Professional activities

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

  • 2017 - Present : External member of the Scientific Committee of the Burgundy School of Business, France
  • 2017 - Present : Member of the think tank Generation Libre
  • 2010 - 2011 : President Elect of the ITFA
  • Consulting

  • 2006 Independent Expert for the European Commission and the OSB Consulting (Austria) - Peer Review on "Incentives for indefinite contracts in Spain"
  • 2005 Financing defense firms in France (and Europe), a study under the coordination of M. Guille et J. Belin, Paris 2 University, financed by the French Ministry of Defence
  • 2003 - 2004 : IER and EU financed project: "Romanian monetary policy and institutions: meeting the EU challenge"
  • 2002 IER and EU financed project: Deregulating International Movements of Capital in Romania
  • 2001 IER and World Bank supported project : Romanian Monetary Policy 1995-2001


  • 2016 : PEIA Oana (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, First placement: Assistant Professor - University College Dublin School of Economics
  • 2012 : VALAT E. (Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas), Thesis co-director, First placement: Researcher, INED
  • 2009 : NAIDITCH C. (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Thesis co-director, First placement: Lecturer, University of Lille
  • 2007 : MANGOT M. (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, First placement: Free-lance consultant
  • 2005 : BEN LAKHDAR C. (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Thesis co-director, First placement: Professor, University of Lille
  • 2004 : ROMANIUK K. (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Thesis co-director, First placement: Professor, China