Professor of economics and finance
Henri Loubergé was appointed professor at the University of Geneva in 1984. He is now the Chairman of the Economics Section in the School of Economic and Social Sciences (SES) and Head of the MSc program in economics. He is also the co-director of the executive program in quantitative portfolio management that he founded in 1993. Previously, he founded and directed the master's degree (DES) in economics and finance (1985-1997) and chaired the economics department (1994-1997). In addition, Henri Loubergé has founded and edited The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory until 1994. He is now associate editor of this journal (renamed Geneva Risk and Insurance Review), as well as of The Journal of Risk and Insurance. He is also the coordinator of the International Scientific Council of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research "Financial Valuation and Risk Management" (NCCR-FINRISK) and research fellow of the Swiss Finance Institute.
His teaching and research interests are in the area of the economics of risk and uncertainty, with applications to insurance, risk management, financial theory, and international finance.
A graduate in German and in economics from the University of Bordeaux in France, Henri Loubergé obtained his doctoral degree in economics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1979. Previous to becoming a professor in this same university, he has been Assistant-Secretary-General of the International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics (1979-1982), and professor of economics and finance at CERAM (Center for Education and Research Applied to Management) in Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France (1982-1984). More recently he was also visiting professor at the universities of Alabama (1990, 1998), Bordeaux (1991, 1997-2002), Toulouse (1995), Grenoble (1996), and Texas-Austin (1991), and in the French high schools of HEC (1993-1994) and ENSAE (1998) in Paris.
His publications include several books and monographs : Europe and the Resources of the Sea, 1977; The Diminishing Returns of Technology, 1978; Economics and Finance of Insurance and Reinsurance, 1981; Finance and Insurance of Export Credit Risks, 1985; Risk, Information and Insurance, 1990; Currency Options, 1992; Financial Risk and Derivatives, 1996; Index Options, 1998; and articles in journals such as : Journal of Finance, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Insurance Mathematics and Economics, Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, etc.
Current working papers:
- A more reasonable model of insurance demand: Clarification and further results, (with Richard Watt).
- The effect of an increase in the probability of loss when risk is endogenous, (with Richard Watt).
- Firms' use of foreign currency derivatives under the threat of currency crises: The case of Latin America, (with G. Gatopoulos).
- International stock market correlations: A sectoral approach, (with Philipp Fasnacht).
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