MY ACADEMIC JOURNEY

My academic journey began at the end of my law studies on the Law Faculty of the Catholic University of Louvain. I was assistant to the late Professor Paul Rousseau, who taught political economics including the international monetary system, emerging markets and financial institutions. Ultimately, these areas (more specifically U.S. pension funds), became the focus of my thesis for my Bachelor in Economics under the sponsorship of the late Professor Alexandre Lamfalussy.

 

While at Morgan Stanley, I taught a class on international capital markets at the College of Europe in Bruges. At Harvard Law School, I was welcomed by Professor Hall as part of the Program of International Financial Systems as a special adviser. This marked the beginning of the changes in US regulation on financial institutions and was a fascinating time.

 

In 2011, under the sponsorship of Professor John Coffee, I began teaching at Columbia Law School, as Lecturer in Law, European Banking and Finance. The program includes a combination of foreign lawyers receiving Law Master Degrees and domestic lawyers receiving a Juris Doctor degree. Every year, I have the privilege of working with a fascinating group of talented students from all over the world who are looking to understand how European regulation is unfolding and the forces shaping international finance. Additionally, I have also recently begun co-teaching a Central Banking class in the form of a reading group alongside Professor Kate Judge.

 

In 2017, I began teaching as a visiting professor at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. I serve on the advisory board of the Emerging Market Institute of Cornell University and am a member of the Board of Directors of Polyfinances – an initiative of Polytechnique de Montreal in Canada.