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Dr Chardin Wese Simen PhD

Senior Lecturer in Finance Finance and Accounting


Personal Statement

Chardin joined the Management School as Senior Lecturer in Finance in 2019. His main research interests include asset pricing, commodity markets, derivatives, and financial econometrics. He holds a BSc (1st class) from the University of Wales, an MSc (with Distinction) in International Securities, Investment and Banking and a PhD in Finance (no correction) from the ICMA Centre at the University of Reading.

He has published his research in world-leading journals, including the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. His research has attracted awards and funding from national and international institutions, including the British Academy. He has presented his research at several UK and international universities, as well as leading academic conferences, such as the meetings of the American Finance Association (AFA) and the Western Finance Association (WFA). He is a member of the editorial boards of the European Journal of Finance and the Journal of Commodity markets and serves as a reviewer for journals on a regular basis.

He regularly examines doctoral theses at UK and international institutions. He has successfully supervised several PhD students who currently work in the private sector as well as academia. He is keen to receive enquiries from students interested in pursuing doctoral research in his areas of expertise.

He has successfully designed and delivered courses for both taught and executive education programmes. He currently serves as external examiner for the MBA and Executive MBA programmes offered by Cranfield School of Management.

Prizes or Honours

  • Pump Priming Grant (University of Liverpool Management School, 2021)
  • ESCP Europe Research Funding (ESCP Europe, 2020)
  • Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing (Journal of Banking and Finance, 2018)
  • Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing (Journal of Banking and Finance, 2015)
  • BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (British Academy, 2019)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Paper Prize (Financial Research Network, 2017)
  • Best Paper Award (Young Finance Scholars' Conference, 2014)
  • Vetiva Prize (University of Reading, 2011)
  • Academic Award (University of Reading, 2011)
  • Stephen Cooke Award (Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment, 2011)
  • Gareth Jones Prize (University of Wales, 2010)