department: Economics
Campus de Cergy
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Macroeconomics – Development Economics – Environmental Economics

Estefania Santacreu-Vasut obtained a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley. She is a professor of economics at ESSEC Business School and THEMA and associate dean for pedagogy. Her research focuses on gender and institutions and has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, among others. She is a consultant for the OECD, co-founder of the project Gender & Finance and the co-author, together with Tom Gamble, of the popular press book `The nature of goods and the goods of nature: why anti-globalization is not the answer'.







  • 2010: Ph.D. in Economics (University of California, Berkeley United States of America)
  • 2006: MSc in Economics (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Spain)
  • 2005: BA in Economics (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Spain)
Other appointments
    • 2022 – 2025 : Associate Dean for Pedagogy (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2010 – Now : Member of THEMA (Université Cergy-Pontoise France)
    • 2008 – 2009 : Research Assistant, Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy for Professor Cohen and Professor Delong (University of California United States of America)
    • 2005 : Research Assistant, Empirical data research for Professor Jimenez and Professor Roses (Universidad Carlos III Spain)
Full-time academic appointments
    • 2022 – Now : Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2016 – 2022 : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2010 – 2016 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
Other Academic Appointments
    • 2021 – Now : Track Head (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2014 – 2022 : Responsible of the Economics track (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2005 – 2006 : Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Microeconomic Theory, Public Sector Economics, Applied Economics (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Spain)


  • 2015 : 2015 SSE/WAIB Award for Increased Gender Awareness in IB Research Sponsored by the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and Women in AIB (WAIB)
  • 2014 : Best Paper Award, SSE/WAIB, for Increased Gender Awareness in International Business Research, Stockholm School of Economics, for the paper “Does Language Affect the Mission of Financial Organizations? Evidence from Gender Marking and Microfinance Institutions” (coauthored with I. Drori, R. Manos, & A. Shoham)


  • 2009 : All-UC Travel grant. Visit to British Library and London School of Economics
  • 2008 : Salzburg Global Seminar Fellowship Session 456
  • 2008 : UC Berkeley, Graduate Fellowship Department of Economics
  • 2006 : Fundacion Caja Madrid. Beca de Posgrado
  • 2005 : Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Beca de Estudios

Journal articles

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Other activities
Professional activities
  • Member of a professional association, of an expert group or of a board of directors
    • 2012 – 2014: Member of the scientific committee of “La Fabrique Spinoza”
Research activities
  • Editorial Board Membership
    • 2011 – 2016: Editorial board membership – Oeconomia
  • Reviewer for a journal
    • Reviewer for Journal of Business Ethics; Journal of Comparative Economics
  • 2010 : WU Yun (ESSEC Business School), Thesis director, Essays on Microfinance