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I am currently a Professor of Quantitative Methods and Finance at the Université de Namur and faculty member at CORE.
I was previously a Tenured Assistant Professor of Finance at the
Université catholique de Louvain - Louvain School of Management. Prior to those positions, I completed a PhD in Economics at the Université Paris Nanterre  and CREST-INSEE for which I was awarded the Fondation Banque de France Prize for the Best PhD in Monetary, Financial and Banking Economics in 2011.

Areas of expertise

My research focuses on macro-finance, financial complexity, and sustainable finance with an interest on issues related to asset price dynamics, heterogenous agent models, financial fragility and financial network modeling as well as sustaibability measurement.


2011: Fondation Banque de France Prize for the Best PhD in Monetary, Financial and Banking Economics.


2010 : PhD in Economics, Université Paris Nanterre

2007 : Magistère of Applied Modelling, Université Paris Nanterre

2005 : Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and Econometrics, Université Paris Nanterre & Université Paris Diderot


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Economics, Université de Paris Nanterre

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IMF Social Sciences
dollar Social Sciences
Eurozone Social Sciences
Equilibrium exchange rate Business & Economics
productivity Social Sciences
rate of exchange Social Sciences
Real exchange rate Business & Economics
direct investment Social Sciences

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Research Output 2007 2018

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Open Access
financial institutions
stock exchange

Inflation forecasts in the euro area: Are domestic and global factors useful in forecasting the mean and the distribution of euro area inflation?

Bereau, S., Faubert, V. & Schmidt, K., 2018, (Banque de France Working Papers series; no. 663).

Research output: Working paper

Sovereign Wealth Funds' investments and industry performance: Evidence from Europe

Bereau, S., Gnabo, J-Y., Kerkour, M. & RAYMOND, H., 2017, Handbook of Sovereign Wealth Funds. Oxford University Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Industry performance
Sovereign wealth funds
Investment performance

Time is Money: An Heterogneous Agent Model for the FX

Bereau, S., 2013, Springer Proceedings in Complexity. Springer

Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Real Exchange Rate Misalignments and Growth: A New Look using Nonlinear Panel Data methods

Bereau, S., Mignon, V. & Bénassy-Quéré, A., 2012, In : Applied Economics. 44, 27

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Real exchange rate
Panel data methods
Economic growth


Essays on Complexity in the Financial System

Author: Geraci, M., 15 Sep 2017

Supervisor: Gnabo, J. (Supervisor), Paindaveine, D. (External person) (Supervisor), Castiaux, A. (President), Baumeister, C. (External person) (Jury), Bereau, S. (Jury), Dehon, C. (External person) (Jury) & Veredas, D. (External person) (Jury)

Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Economics and Business Management