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Faculty & Research


Bernard Dumas

Emeritus Professor of Finance

The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Finance, Emeritus


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Research Areas
  • International Finance: Capital Markets and Corporate Decisions
  • International Economics: Trade and Balance of Payments
  • Continuous-Time Dynamic Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Finance
Teaching Areas
  • Empirical Asset Pricing (PhD)
  • Foundations of Financial Economics (PhD)
  • Investments (MBA)


Bernard Dumas is an Emeritus Professor of Finance at INSEAD. Prior to INSEAD, he was a Professor of Finance at the University of Lausanne and Swiss Finance Institute, and before joining Lausanne, he was Professor at INSEAD, HEC (Paris), the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and ESSEC.

Professor Dumas specialises in international finance and finance theory in continuous time. He is or has been Editor or associate Editor of various academic journals including The Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Finance, and the Review of Finance. His research has been published in prestigious journals.

Professor Dumas has served as a Member of the Board of the American Finance Association and is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

Professor Dumas received his Engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris, and his MSc and PhD degrees from Columbia University, New York.

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