Assistant Professor (2023) in Corporate Finance @ Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá

This course is designed to familiarize students with the principles of financial management. Particular emphasis is placed on investment selection criteria, risk/return, the financial asset pricing model and cost-of-capital evaluation. Capital structure is also analyzed, as well as distribution policy and a company's financial distress situation.

Master Thesis Supervision (2022-2023) in the Master of Science and Investments in Finance @ Erasmus University Rotterdam

The thesis trajectory at Erasmus University consists in four different stages, the topic selection (orientation), the research skills, the master thesis proposal and the master thesis. I am involved in the two last part of the trajectory. From the thesis proposal to the master thesis the students have four meetings (plus one optional) with their supervisor about, the research idea, a draft proposal, a thesis draft and the final document of the thesis. The topics I have to supervise are mostly related to corporate finance and political connections. For example, they vary from the impact of lobbying on R&D expenditures to firms’ abnormal returns when they have politicians on their board. (Last available students' evaluation: 4.75/5)

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Teaching Assistant (2016-2023) in Microeconomics - 2nd year Bachelor degree in Economics @ UCLouvain Saint-Louis Brussels

The course covers the central domains of the analysis of individual (microeconomic) behaviors and their relation to the market, in order to propose a first formalization of economic exchanges, and thus of the allocation of resources, based on the decentralization of decisions via market prices. In the first part, we analyze the behavior of the consumer on the one hand, and the behavior of the firm in perfect competition on the other, based on the analysis of production technologies. We study the characterization and the main properties of the competitive equilibrium in the short and long run in a partial equilibrium context. In a second part, the competitive equilibrium model is discussed using the construction of demand functions for goods and services based on the mathematical formalization of consumer behavior. The analytical framework of an exchange economy is formalized. The problem of general equilibrium and efficiency in the allocation of resources is addressed in this framework. In the third part, we study one of the main sources of market failure: asymmetric information. If time permits, the other main source of market failure will be addressed: imperfect competition (monopoly, oligopoly). (Last available students' evaluation: 4.18/5)

Teaching Assistant (2016-2023) in Industrial Organization - 3rd year Bachelor degree in Economics @ UCLouvain Saint-Louis Brussels

As an extension of the microeconomics class, this course covers the following chapters:  Firms, consumers and the market; Market power: static analysis and introduction to dynamic aspects; Sources of market power: product differentiation, advertising and marketing; Price discrimination; Competition policy: Cartels and tacit collusion, Horizontal and vertical mergers, R&D and intellectual property.

Teaching Assistant (2020-2023) in Business Game - 3rd year Bachelor degree in Economics @ UCLouvain Saint-Louis Brussels

Students are assigned, in groups of 3 to 5 students, to manage a (virtual) company that has just suffered a fire for a period of two years. The managers will have to make a wide range of decisions (finance, marketing, operational management or human resources) in order to ensure the sustainability of their firm. In this regard, the management team will have to interact with many actors (banker, union, board of directors) and will be led to justify its decisions by e-mails, reports, advertising campaign... This course is structured around a presentation session of the simulation, 8 decisions (8 quarters) that the students have to make independently and an oral defense session of their management. (Last available students' evaluation: 4.6/5)

Teaching Assistant (2016-2023) in Economics I - 2nd year Bachelor degree in Law and Literature @ UCLouvain Saint-Louis Brussels

The objective of this course is to provide students with a general knowledge and basic understanding of fundamental economic issues and mechanisms. At the end of this course, students will be able to explain why people in some countries enjoy better living conditions than others; to understand how a market economy works, its advantages and disadvantages, and the role that the state can play in it; and to develop an argument based on empirical and theoretical elements to evaluate public policies. The course emphasizes an intuitive understanding of theory through applications to major societal challenges and an analysis of current debates. Students will learn to put the concepts developed in the course into perspective during practice sessions and through further reading.

Teaching Assistant (2016-2023) in Economics II - 2nd year Bachelor degree in Political Sciences @ UCLouvain Saint-Louis Brussels

The course begins with a long chapter on the measurement of a nation's economic activity through the presentation of national accounts (definition of GDP, possible modes of decomposition, measures of price level changes, limits of the indicator). Through the presentation of the accounting equality between savings and investment, the student will then be familiarized with the functioning and the intermediation role of financial markets. In a following chapter, the course focuses on the nature and role of money, before a short presentation of the labor market. All these notions are used to build the aggregate supply and demand model, which is used to analyze short-term macroeconomic fluctuations and the impact of monetary and fiscal policies. In a final section, we present the determinants of long-term growth. (Last available students' evaluation: 4.6/5)