Gilles Hilary


Houston Term Professor


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Gilles Hilary joined the McDonough School of Business as the Houston Term Professor in Fall 2016. Previous to Georgetown he has taught at INSEAD, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, HEC Paris, HKUST and Tsinghua University. He regularly teaches courses on corporate governance, risk management, financial analysis, decision making processes, and behavioral finance.

He is a founding member of Cercle-K2, a French think-tank on risk management and in 2016 was appointed Research Fellow (Chercheur Associe) at the French Military Police Academy (CREOGN). His research has been profiled in publications such as the Financial Times, Le Monde, Handelsblatt, Bloomberg Businessweek, Yomiuri Shimbun / Japan News, The Hindu, among many others. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as The Journal of Finance and Management Science. He regularly presents his research at places such as Harvard University, Yale University, Beijing University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the Senior Fellow of Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research.

He has received multiple teaching and research awards such as the Deans’ Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching (INSEAD), the Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence (HKUST), and the Prix Syntec (French Consulting Association award for best academic research). He holds a PhD from the University of Chicago and a French professional accounting degree (DESCF).

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  • PhD (2002) University of Chicago,
  • MA (1995) Ecole Superieure de Commerce, France,
  • MBA (1994) Cornell University,
  • DEUG (1993) UniversitĂ© Mendes-France, Grenoble,