Laurent Jacque

Laurent Jacque

(617) 627-5982
Research/Areas of Interest: -Foreign exchange risk -International finance -Insurance -Global financial services


  • PhD, Managerial Science and Applied Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States, 1981
  • MBA, Finance, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States, 1976
  • MA, International Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States, 1973


Laurent L. Jacque is the Walter B. Wriston Professor of International Finance and Banking. From 2004-2007, he was the Academic Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and engineered the successful launch of the Master of International Business Program. Since 1990 he has also held a secondary appointment at the HEC School of Management (France). He is the author of three books, Management and Control of Foreign Exchange Risk and Management of Foreign Exchange Risk: Theory and Praxis and the newly released, Global Derivative Debacles: from Theory to Malpractice (also available in French, Chinese, and Russian), as well as more than 25 refereed articles on Risk Management, Insurance, and International Finance. He served as an advisor to Wharton Econometrics Forecasting Associates and as a director of Water Technologies Inc. A recipient of four teaching awards at Wharton, Carlson, and HEC, Jacque received the James L. Paddock award in 1996 and the CEMS-HEC award in 2008. He has taught in a number of Executive Development Programs and consulted for several multinational corporations and banks, as well as the IFC (World Bank). A native of France, Jacque graduated from HEC (Paris), taught at the University of Tunis before receiving the M.A., MBA, and PhD degrees from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he taught for eleven years. He is currently involved in research in the area of International Financial Risk, Capital Markets, and Global Strategic Management for Financial Institutions.
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