Finance Professors from the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM)

Bernd Balkenhol

Professor of Micro-Finance


Tony Berrada

Associate Professor of Finance


Rajna Gibson Brandon

Deputy Director (Education & External Affairs) of GFRI, Professor of Finance, SFI Senior Chair


Ines Chaieb

Associate Professor of Finance


Michel Girardin

Lecturer in Macro-Finance


Harald Hau

Managing Director of GFRI, Professor of Economics & Finance, SFI Senior Chair


Martin Hoesli

Professor of Real Estate Finance


Philipp Krueger

Assistant Professor of Responsible Finance, SFI Junior Chair


Kerstin Preuschoff

Associate Professor in Neurofinance and Neuroeconomics


Jean-Charles Rochet

Professor of Banking, SFI Senior Chair


Olivier Scaillet

Deputy Director of GFRI, Professor of Probability & Statistics, SFI Senior Chair


Fabio Trojani

Professor of Finance, SFI Senior Chair


Faculty from the Centre for Banking and Financial Law

Associate Professor of Law

Rashid Bahar is Associate Professor at the University of Geneva and lawyer at the firm Bär & Karrer, where he specialized in corporate law, banking law and financial markets. On the academic side, he teaches Corporate Law. His research interests are in issues related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and the legal problems of corporate Finance.

E-mail to: rashid.bahar@unige.ch

Professor of Law

Ursula Cassani is a professor of Law at the University of Geneva since 1995. Se holds a law degree (1979) and Ph.D. (1987) from the University of Geneva. She worked as a foreign associate in a law practice in New York, then as a lawyer in Geneva and Zurich. She continues to practice as counsel in Geneva.

E-mail to: ursula.cassani@unige.ch

Professor of Law

Benedict Foëx is Professor of Law at theUniversity of Geneva since 1995. He teaches and conducts research into real rights and security law. He is also co-director of the Duke-Geneva Institute in Transnational Law, which offers each summer to sixty students in a dozen countries a series of six lessons dealing with issues of comparative law or international law. Doctor of Laws, Benedict Foëx practiced at the bar for a dozen years and remains an adviser to a law firm in Geneva.

E-mail to: benedict.foex@unige.ch

Associate Professor of Law

Anne Héritier Lachat is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Geneva since September 2009. She teaches banking and finance law and commercial law. Doctor of Laws from the University of Geneva, she is currently a member of the board of directors of financial market supervision, was a member of the Federal Banking Commission and Vice Chair of the Commission bids (COPA).

E-mail to: anne.heritier@unige.ch

Professor of Law

Xavier Oberson is professor of tax law at the University of Geneva. He holds a DES and a doctorate from the UNIGE, he then continued his research in the United States at Harvard Law School where he obtained an LL.M and the Certificate of International Tax Program. He has published numerous books and articles in the field of tax law He is closely involved in various associations, expert committees and foundations active in the field of tax law.

E-mail to: xavier.oberson@unige.ch

Professor of Law

Peter Henry is professor of Law at the University of Geneva. Since 1998 he is Program Director of Master in Business Law, common to the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva. He is also visiting professor at the University of Freiburg (in the context of a Master course entitled "Public Companies"), and the University of Lyon 3-Jean Moulin (under a program LL.M. in International and European Law "). Since 2006 he is also Director of the department of commercial law at the University of Geneva. Besides his teaching and research, Henry Peter is senior partner in a study with headquarters in Lugano. Peter Henry is also a member of the Swiss Takeover Board since 2004 and member of the Swiss Commission of sanctions on the Swiss Exchange since 2007.

E-mail to: henry.peter@unige.ch

Director of the Centre for Banking and Financial Law, Professor of Law

Professor of Law at the University of Geneva since 1993, Luc Thévenoz is Director of the Center for Banking and Financial Law. Since January 2008, he chaired the Commission on takeover bids. Previously, he was a member of the Federal Banking Commission (2001-2007) and the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland (1997-2001).

His research interests are in financial markets, contract law and the rights of trusts. He has done research stays at the University of California at Berkeley, Boston University and Duke Law School. He co-directs the Training Certificate in Compliance Management.

E-mail to: luc.thevenoz@unige.ch

Faculty from the National Centre of Competence in Research for the Affective Science

Associate Professor of Psychology

Didier Grandjean is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Geneva.

His research interests are in the neuropsychology of emotion and the cortical determinants involved in the cognitive processes during the genesis of emotion.

The processes underlying the perception and evaluation of emotional prosody are a major topic of his research. Different projects are ongoing in collaboration with the University Hospital of Geneva using brain imaging techiques. fMRI and high density surface electroencephalography are used to investigate the psychological processes involved in emotional prosody decoding. Beyond these usual brain imaging techniques, local field potentials (LFPs) analysis from intracranial recordings in humans is used to determine the treatment of information processes in the perception of emotional auditory stimuli and the relationship between attention and emotion.

He is particularly interested in the cerebral mechanisms of the cognitive processes of emotional prosody at conscious and unconscious levels. The particular processes involved in semantic prosody compared to emotional prosody are addressed in collaboration with the Geneva University Hospital using dense electroencephalography methods as well as intracranial recordings.

Currently, he is researcher in the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences and in the Geneva Emotion Research Group.

E-mail to: didier.grandjean@unige.ch

Professor of Psychology

David Sander is Professor of Psychology at FPSE, University of Geneva. Scientific Coordinator of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) in Affective Sciences.

David Sander studied mathematics and psychology at the University René Descartes (Paris, France), completed postgraduate studies in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, and received a PhD in Cognitive Sciences from the University Louis Lumière (Lyon, France).

He then joined in 2002 the Geneva Emotion Research Group in the Department of Psychology at the University of Geneva (Switzerland).

He has also been the Scientific Coordinator of the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences since its creation in 2005. David Sander is now Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Geneva where he directs the Laboratory for the study of Emotion Elicitation and Expression (E3 Lab).

E-mail to: david.sander@unige.ch

Director of the Geneva Emotion Research Group, Professor of Psychology

Klaus Scherer holds the chair for Emotion Psychology at the University of Geneva and directs the Geneva Emotion Research Group. In addition to an Introduction to the Psychology of Emotion, he teaches various aspects of Affective Science at the graduate level. His major research interest is the further theoretical development and empirical test of his Component Process Model of Emotion (CPM), specifically the modeling of appraisal-driven processes of motor expression and physiological reaction patterns, as well as the reflection of these processes in subjective experience. Other major research foci consist of the study of the expression of affect in voice and speech and applied emotion research.

E-mail to: klaus.scherer@pse.unige.ch

Post Doc

Ewa obtained her PhD in Neurosciences from the University of Geneva in March 2016 for studies on the lasting influence of reward on declarative memory formation. Before switching to cognitive neuroscience (RM from Maastricht University), she studied economics and management (MSc Bocconi University/HSG St.Gallen) and worked in business development (Philips Healthcare, Netherlands).
Her research in the Neurofinance lab (Prof.K.Preuschoff) will focus on gender and individual differences in financial decision making under uncertainty, combining neuroimaging, hormonal assays and behavioral methods.

Assistants and doctoral students in Finance

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