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Gilles Hilary

Professor of Accounting and Control

The Mubadala Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance and Strategy

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Gilles Hilary has been a faculty at INSEAD since 2010. Before joining INSEAD, he worked in Asia, in Europe and in the USA. He has taught in different capacity at institutions such as INSEAD, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, HEC Paris, HKUST, or Tsinghua University. He regularly teaches courses on corporate governance, risk management, financial analysis, decision making processes and behavioral finance.

He is a founding member of Cercle-K2, a French think-tank on risk management. His research has been profiled in publications such as the Financial Times, Le Monde, Handelsblatt, BloombergBusinessweek, Yomjuri Shimbun / Japan News, The Hindu, among many others. It has been published in leading academic journals such as The Journal of Finance or Management Science. He regularly presents his research at places such as Harvard University, Yale University, Beijing University, or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He has received multiple teaching and research awards such as the Deans’ Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching (INSEAD), the Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence (HKUST) or the Prix Syntec (French Consulting Association award for best academic research). He holds a PhD from the University of Chicago and a French professional accounting degree (DESCF).

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Research Areas

Economics of Information and Contracts; Behavioural Finance; Corporate Finance; Accounting-based Asset Pricing; Corporate Governance.


Financial Accounting; Financial Analysis; Accounting Fraud; Accounting-based Trading Strategies; Risk Management.

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