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OUZAN Samuel

  • briefcase Finance
  • quality PhD, Finance
Areas of research
  • Behavioral finance
  • Asset Pricing
  • Information Economics
  • Fintech
  • Cryptocurrencies

Samuel is an Assistant professor of Finance at NEOMA Business School in France. He obtained a PhD in Finance from HEC Montréal and completed a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering at École Polytechnique de Montreal. Samuel currently teaches at NEOMA Business School classes in corporate finance and financial markets. Samuel’s research interests include behavioral finance and topics in theoretical and empirical asset pricing. His research challenges the traditional finance paradigm and investigates how cognitive biases affect financial markets. Samuel’s research studies market crashes and explains inter alia, striking properties of skewness in asset returns. He has co-authored a book chapter entitled “behavioral risk” where he redefines the notion of risk from a behavioral standpoint. Recently, his article Loss Aversion and Market Crashes won the IFABS 2017 Oxford Conference Best Paper Award. Before joining NEOMA Business School, Samuel held various research positions at HEC Montréal, McGill University, and Tel Aviv University. He worked also as research engineer in Israel and Canada, where he developed error correcting codes for the telecommunication industry. In recent years, Samuel has also taught in Canada, several finance classes, including financial management, corporate finance, and financial mathematics. In addition, Samuel speaks fluently French, English, and Hebrew and he is a citizen of Canada, France and Israel. 

Latest publications

  • The Psychology of Cryptocurrency Prices
  • Loss Aversion and Market Crashes