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Europlace Institute of Finance

The “Institut Europlace de Finance” (IEF) is a foundation of public utility dedicated to the support of research in finance more specifically focusing on private sector needs. IEF enables the Louis Bachelier Group to support short and medium-term applicable research projects.


Board of administration


Gilbert CETTE, Deputy General Manager, studies and international relations, Banque de France
Antoine FRACHOT, General Manager Crédit Immobilier de France
Jean-Hervé LORENZI, President, Finance Innovation
Pierre MICHEL, General Manager, Fédération Française des Sociétés d’Assurance (FFSA)
Philippe SETBON, Member of the Strategic Committee of Association Française de la Gestion Financière (AFG)


HSBC, represented by Jean BEUNARDEAU, General Manager
CRÉDIT AGRICOLE SA, represented by Philippe BRASSAC, General Manager
CAISSE DES DEPOTS, represented by Pierre-René LEMAS, General Manager
PARIS EUROPLACE, represented by Gérard MESTRALLET, President
SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE, represented by Didier VALET, Director, Banque de Financement et d’Investissement and Banque Gestion d’Actifs et Services aux Investisseurs


Université Paris Dauphine, represented by Isabelle Huault, President
Conseil Régional d’Ile-de-France, represented by Valérie PECRESSE, President


André LÉVY-LANG, President, Institut Louis Bachelier


Président, Didier VALET, Société Générale
Vice-Président, Laurent BATSCH, Université Paris-Dauphine
Secrétaire, Isabelle LAUDIER, Institut CDC for Research
Trésorier, Treasurer : Benoit HUBAUD, Société Générale

Scientific council

Alain BENSOUSSAN, University of Texas
Pierre-André CHIAPPORI, Columbia University
Christian de BOISSIEU, Panthéon Sorbonne Université Paris 1
François DEGEORGE, Swiss Finance Institute
Ivar EKELAND, University of British Columbia
Denis GROMB, HEC Paris
Bertrand JACQUILLAT, Associés en Finance
Marco PAGANO, Universita di Salerno
Jean-Charles ROCHET, Zurich University
Jose A. SCHEINKMAN, Princeton University
Bruno SOLNIK, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Call for project

Paris, August 1, 2017

The Europlace Institute of Finance, which since 2005 has been recognized as a Foundation of public utility, aims to implement and develop synergies between research/training in the field of economics and finance and professionals in the financial marketplace. The founders of the Institute are committed to providing the resources for this endeavour within a long-term perspective.
As in previous years, the Foundation is issuing a call for research projects in 2017, addressed to the entire academic community concerned without any restriction in terms of academic disciplines. In partnership with the Louis Bachelier LABEX, the Foundation intends financing 15 research projects, each of which will receive €10,000 in funding. The projects funded will cover themes of major interest in the current context, grouped into five axes (see attached Annex). Projects should involve at least one researcher affiliated to a French academic institution. Projects involving several teams, especially those with a strong European dimension, will be given special consideration.
In applying, project promoters commit themselves if selected to developing their project in association with one or more actors in the Paris financial marketplace, through meetings and exchanges with teams. Where appropriate, responses to the call for projects may mention already existing links, which may be strengthened within the framework of the project concerned.

Elyès JOUINI, Scientific Director
Europlace Institut of Finance


Blockchain and Fintech: changing markets and behaviour, operational risks linked to the use of data(personal data, fake news, etc.), regulation and accountability, risks – including risks to reputation – and how to manage them.
Competitive dynamics between financial actors in this new environment.


What changes are taking place regarding validation and impact analysis of financial and insurance
models and in particular analytics?
In what ways are the models themselves changing? What assumptions should be called into question?
Modelling the management and optimization of collateral, the search for liquidity and the impact
on prices of illiquid securities.
What progress has been made on the relative pertinence of active and fundamental management?


Regulation of energy, low-carbon and related markets
Interconnection of markets: impacts of and on regulation.
MiFID 2: Events studies in the framework of the entry into force of the various provisions.
Solvency 2: what options are there for analysing and controlling medium-term behaviour?


The economic impact of continuing low interest rates, structural modelling of deposits in particular as a function of interest rate changes.
Convergence between accounting and economic approaches.
Taking extra-financial criteria into account.


The economic impact of continuing low interest rates, structural modelling of deposits in particular as a function of interest rate changes.
Convergence between accounting and economic approaches.
Taking extra-financial criteria into account.


Relevance of financial products for savers, role and impact of robo-advisors.
Behavioural analysis and product design.

Deadline for submission : october 20, 2017

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Three prizes are presented during the Financial Risks International Forum during the Awards Ceremony:

  • Prize for the Best Young Finance Researcher
  • Prize for the Best Paper on Finance
  • Prize for the Best Paper on a topical subject

Prize winners are selected by a panel of judges made up of members of the Scientific Council of the Europlace Institute of Finance (EIF).

Papers eligible must have been written or co-written by researchers and teacher-researchers working in France and published during the year preceding the event in scientific journals belonging to the list specified by the Scientific Council.

These papers must be of major interest to the financial industry in general. The three prizes are awarded in accordance with the criteria of excellence, performance and innovation.

Prize for the Best Young Finance Researcher

2016 : Peter TANKOV (Paris-Diderot University) and Johan HOMBERT (HEC Paris)
2015 : Sophie MOINAS (Toulouse School of Economics)
2014 : Mathieu ROSENBAUM (Ecole Polytechnique and Pierre et Marie Curie University), 
Ex aequo Christophe PERIGNON (HEC Paris) 
2013 : Bruno BOUCHARD (Paris-Dauphine University) and François DERRIEN, (HEC Paris)
2012 : Augustin LANDIER (Toulouse School of Economics) and David THESMAR, (HEC Paris)
2011 : Joël PERESS (INSEAD)
2009 : Thomas MARIOTTI (Toulouse School of Economics)
2008 : Pascal MAENHOUR (INSEAD)
2007 : Nizar TOUZI (Ecole Polytechnique)
2006 : Laurent CALVET (HEC Paris)
2005 : Thierry FOUCAULT (HEC Paris)

Prize for the Best Paper on Finance

2016 : Olivier GUEANT (ENSAE) and Charles-Albert LEHALLE (Capital Fund Management) 
2015 : David THESMAR and Johan HOMBERT (HEC Paris)
2014 : Sébastien POUGET and Sophie MOINAS (Toulouse School of Economics)
2013 : Jean-Paul DECAMPS (Toulouse School of Economics), Stéphane VILLENEUVE (Toulouse School of Economics), Thomas MARIOTTI (Toulouse School of Economics) and Jean-Charles ROCHET (Zurich University)
2012 : Joël PERESS (INSEAD)
2011 : Jean TIROLE (IDEI Toulouse)
2009 : Thierry FOUCAULT (HEC Paris)
2008 : Elyès JOUINI and Clothilde NAPP (Paris-Dauphine University)
2007 : Harald HAU (INSEAD)
2006 : Pascal MAENHOUT (INSEAD)
2005 : Bruno BOUCHARD (Paris-Dauphine University) and Nizar TOUZI (Ecole Polytechnique)

Prize for the Best Paper on a topical subject

2016 : Bruno BIAIS and Sophie MOINAS (Toulouse School of Economics) and Thierry FOUCAULT (HEC Paris) 
2015 : Joël PERESS (INSEAD)
2014 : Pierre HENRY-LABORDERE (Ecole Polytechnique and Société Générale)
2013 : Clothilde NAPP (Paris-Dauphine University)