Dr Christophe Schinckus

Lecturer in FinanceChristophe Schinckus

Contact Details

  • Tel: +44 (0) 116 223 1788
  • Email: c.schinckus@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 319, Level 3, Ken Edwards Building
  • Office hours: TBC

Biography

Christophe holds a PhD in Financial Economics (University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne) and he joined the School of Management at the University of Leicester as Lecturer in Finance in August 2011. His initial background is MSc in Business Engineering from University of Liege. After graduating, he was awarded MA in Economics from the University of Paris I. He also holds a MA in Philosophy of Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain as well as a MSc in Financial Risk Management and a BSc in Computer Sciences. Between 2009 and 2011, Christophe had a postdoctoral fellowship in Canada (University of Quebec at Montreal). He was visiting scholar at the CPNSS at the London School of Economics between September 2011 and August 2012.

He regularly publishes papers in journals in which he also has editorial and referee activities. He is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering (IJEME) and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Management Concepts & Philosophy (IJMCP).

His research interest focus on financial economics and more precisely behavioral finance and econophysics (statistical physics applied to finance). He also tries to use his philosophical background in order to propose some epistemological reflections about financial economics. For several years, Christophe has been a research consultant for private companies, such as JPMorgan and Suez Gaz de France.

Since October 2012, Christophe has been involved in another PhD in Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. The objective of this second PhD is to develop an epistemological perspective on his current work about econophysics.

Research Interests

Financial economics, Econophysics, Behavioural finance, Physics applied to Economics and Finance, Philosophy of Economics/Finance, Contemporary Philosophy of Sciences and Postmodernity, Ontology and Software Engineering..

Supervision Interests

Physics applied to Economics and Finance, Philosophy of Economics/Finance, Interfaces between finance and society: computerization of financial market sphere, financial marketing, international accounting conventions, financial innovation (social impact bonds and GDP related bonds).

Teaching

International Finance and Globalisation (postgraduate and distance learning)
Finance and Society (postgraduate)
International Finance (undergraduate and distance learning)
Accountability and Financial Analysis (distance learning)
Quantitative Analysis for Management (distance learning

Administrative Responsibilities

Professional Diploma in Management Programme Leader (Distance Learning)

Most recent publications

Refereed Journals
(2013) “Visual Finance” (with I. Christiansen), Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics. Forthcoming.

(2013) "The History of Econophysics as a New Approach in Modern Financial Theory" (with Franck Jovanovic), History Of Political Economy, vol. 45(3): 443-474.

(2013) “Econophysics : A New Challenge for Financial Economics ?” (with Franck Jovanovic). Journal of the History of Economic Thought, vol. 35 (3), 319 – 352.

(2013) “How to value GDP-linked collar bonds? An introductory perspective”, Theoretical Economics Letters. vol. 3, 152-155.

(2013) “How do Econophysicists make stable Levy Processes physically plausible”, Brazilian Journal of Physics, vol 43(4), 281-293.

(2013) “Econophysics, a new step in the evolution of physical sciences”, Contemporary Physics, vol.54, no1, 17-32.

(2013) “Between complexity of modelling and modelling of complexity: An essay on econophysics”, Physica A. vol. 392, 3654–3665.

(2013) “Towards a transdisciplinary econophysics" (with Franck Jovanovic), Journal of Economic Methodology, Vol.20 (2), 164-183.

(2012) “Critical Finance Studies: A manifesto for an interdisciplinary perspective” (with Th.Bay), Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics January, vol.24: 1-6.

(2012) “Financial Economics and Non-Representative Art”, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics January 2012 24: 77-97.

(2012) "Agent-based econophysics and statistical econophysics", Quantitative Finance, 12:8, 1189-1192.

(2012) "When Physicists invade Economics", Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Vol. 37 No. 2, June, 2012, 179–86.

(2012) “The Institutionalization of Econophysics in the shadow of physics”, Journal of the History of Economics Thought, March 2012 vol. 34, 109-130 (with Y. Gingras).

(2011) “Archeology of Behavorial Finance”, UIP Journal of Behavioral Finance, vol 4, no 1, 10-26.

(2011) “What can Econophysics contribute to Financial Economics?”, International Review of Economics, vol. 58, no2, 147–163.

(2011) “A unified econophysics for price return distributions”, Physica A, 390, 3435–3443 (with Gigel Bucsa and Franck Jovanovic).

(2011) “Art of Finance: When artists use financial economics as source of inspiration”, Leonardo (MIT-Press), Vol 44, no 3, 195-197.

(2011) “Financial Iconography”, British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, vol. 3, no. 2, 193-203 (with Christiansen I.)

(2011) “Finance contemporaine et postmodernisme: l’expression d’un capitalisme tardif”, Journal of Philosophical Economics, vol. 5, no.1, 62-90.

(2011) “Les influences de la science sur la poésie lettriste de Isidore Isou : Vers une nouvelle rationalisation de la poésie”, Revue Littérature.

(2011) “Considérations épistémologiques sur les conditions d’émergence de La Créatique chez Isidore Isou”,  EpistemoCritique, Vol.8, no 2, 1.

(2010) “Is Econophysics a new discipline? ”, Physica A, Vol. 389, 3814-3821.

(2010) “The importance of Communicative Rationality on Financial Markets”, Journal of Economic and Social Research, Vol 12(2), 2010, 119-144.

(2010) “A Reply to comment on Econophysics and Economics: Sister disciplines ?” in American Journal of Physics, Vol.78 (8), 789-791.

(2010) “Econophysics and Economics: Sister disciplines ?” in American Journal of Physics, Vol.78, n°4, 1-3.

(2010) “Semiotic Approach of Financial Marketplace” Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Vol. 22, n°1, 317–333.

(2010) “Software Development Life Cycles Evolution: an Epistemological Approach” International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach, Vol. 3, n°1, 21-40 (with Y.Wautelet and M. Kolp).

(2009) “Economic Uncertainty and Econophysics », Physica A, Vol 388, n° 20, pp.4414-4423.

(2009) “Finance comportementale ou l’emergence d’un nouveau paradigme Paradigm », Revue d’Histoire des Sciences Humaines, n°20, Juin 2009.

(2008) “The Financial Simulacrum », Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol 73/3 – pp.1076-1089.

(2008) “A Modern Epistemological Reading of Agent Iterative Software Engineering”, International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies, Vol. 4, July-September (with Y.Wautelet and M. Kolp).

(2007) “Sur la pluridisciplinarité en Finance », Revue d’Economie Financière, Vol.83, Février.

(2007)  “Rorty : Une critique davidsonienne du réalisme putnamien” in “Faut-il avoir peur du relativisme”, Revue Tracés ENS, Lyon, Février.

Contributions to Edited Books
(2012) “Économie, science et technologie“ (With Franck Jovanovic), in P.Doray and Gingras Y. (eds), « Les 100 mots du CIRST) Presses Universitaires du Quebec.

(2010) “L’expression de la postmodernité en Economie”, in Tumultes : Le Postmodernisme et après?, vol.34, Tomaz and Nollez-Goldbach (ed.), Editions Kimé-Université Diderot, Paris.

(2009) “A Modern Epistemological Reading of Agent Orientation”, in Vijayan Sugumaran (ed.), Methodological Advancements in Intelligent Information Technologies: Evolutionary Trends, New York, Information Science Press. (with Y.Wautelet and M. Kolp).

(2008) “Sur l’intertextualité du concept de risque”, in Le concept de risque à la croisée des disciplines. Cartuyvels Y., (ed.) (2008), Brussels, Facultés Universitaires St-Louis Press.

(2008) “Constructivisme et relativisme ou l’expression de la postmodernité dans les sciences sociales” in Epistemologie de la Sociologie, Jacquemain M. & Corcuff P, (ed.), (2008), Brussels, De Boek Press.

(2008) “Modèles mathématiques et schizophrénie épistémologique en finance” in Attentes d'un modèle mathématique pragmatisme de l'économie et contraintes de la théorie, Justens D. (ed.) (2008), Brussels, Ferrer Press.

 

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