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Faculty & Research


Olivier Dessaint

Associate Professor of Finance


Additional Information
Research Areas
  • Corporate Finance
  • Behavioral Finance
Teaching Areas
  • Financial Markets and Valuation (MBA)


Olivier DESSAINT is an associate professor of finance at INSEAD. His research interests include corporate finance and behavioral finance. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Review of Finance. He currently teaches in the MBA and PhD programs.

Olivier holds a PhD in finance from HEC Paris. Prior to joining INSEAD, he was a faculty member at the Rotman School of Management from the University of Toronto in Canada. Before joining academia, he was also an investment banker at BNP Paribas. He was a part of the M&A advisory teams in Paris and Madrid.