Professor Christophe Schinckus

Professor Christophe Schinckus

Christophe Schinckus
School: 
School of Business & Management
Department: 
Department of Economics & Finance
Position: 
Professor
Location: 
RMIT Saigon South
Phone: 
(+84) 28 37761300

Professor Schinckus’s research interests focus on interdisciplinary finance and more precisely, social finance, behavioural finance and econophysics on which he recently published a book at OUP. He has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has several editorial/reviewer roles. Professor Schinckus is a member of the National Board of Reviewers for the British Economic and Social Research Council.

Qualifications
  • PhD in Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, UK, January 2018

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada, 2009-July 2011

  • PhD in Financial Economics, Paris School of Economics, University Paris 1-Sorbonne, France, 2009

  • MSc in Financial Risk Management, St-Louis University in Brussels, Belgium, 2006

  • MA in Philosophy of Science, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, 2005

  • MA in Epistemology of Economics, University Paris 1 - Sorbonne, Belgium, 2003

  • MSc in Engineering and Economics, University of Liege, Belgium, 2002

  • BSc Computer Sciences, Institut Supérieur St-Laurent Hazinelle de Liège, Belgium, 2002

Teaching Areas
  • Financial Economics

  • Microeconomics, Macroeconomics

  • Financial Markets

  • Research Methods

Research Interests
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives in financial economics

  • Critical approaches in finance/management

  • Social finance

  • Behavioural finance

  • Econophysics (Physics applied to finance/economics)

  • Methodological/philosophical studies in finance and economics

Key Publications/Creative Works
  • [2018] “Subjective history of modern econophysics and sociophysics: their milestones & challenges” [M.Ausloos, T. Di Matteo and R. Kutner], Physica A (Q1), forthcoming.
  • [2018] “Institutions, Economic Openness and Stock Return Co-movements: An Empirical Investigation in Emerging Markets” [with T. Nguyen and C. Nguyen), Finance Research Letters (B-ranked journal), forthcoming.
  • [2018] "Duality of knowledge, singularity of method: The case of econophysics and J.S Mills notion of emergence" (with C. Akdere), Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies, forthcoming.
  • [2018] “Ising Model, Econophysics and Analogies”, Physica A (Q1), forthcoming.
  • [2018] “Stock return co-movements and Institutional Quality: An empirical investigation of the European Emerging Markets" [with T. Nguyen and C. Nguyen), Theoretical Economics Letters (B-ranked journal), forthcoming.
  • [2018] “Toward a unifying perspective on economic complexity: The contribution of Chinese Econophysics community", Theoretical Economics Letters (B-ranked journal), forthcoming.
  • [2018] “From DNA to Economics: Analogies in Econobiology, Review of Contemporary Philosophy (Q1), forthcoming
  • [2018] “Agent-Based Software Engineering, Paradigm Shift or Research Programme Evolution” (with Y.Wautelet and M. Kolp). in Maki Habib M. (ed). Handbook of Research on Investigations in Artificial Life Research and Development, IGI Global (Hershey, Pennsylvania, US).
  • [2018] “Delimitation of flatness in paintings”, Art and Perception (Q1), forthcoming.
  • [2018] “A quantitative turn in the History of Economics: Lessons from the History, Sociology, and Economics of Science” [guest editors with J. Edwards and Y. Girault], Journal of Economic Methodology, forthcoming. Code: 140101 History of Economic Thought.
  • [2018] “Econophysics Network” [guest editors with M. Ausloos, T. Di Matteo and R. Kutner], Physica A, forthcoming. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2018] “Empirical justification of the elementary model of money circulation” [with Altukhov Y. and Pokrovskii V.], Physica A, vol. 493, p.228-238. Code: Finance.
  • [2017] Hayek and the use of physics in economics: Toward a progressive synthesis?”, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, forthcoming. Code: 140101 History of Economic Thought.
  • [2017] “Financial Innovation as a force for a positive social change: The evidence of Social Impact Bonds”, Research in International Business and Finance, vol. 39, issue PB, p. 727-736. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2017]The valuation of social impact bonds: An introductory perspective with the Peterborough SIB”, Research in International Business and Finance, Forthcoming. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2017] Essay on financial information in the era of computerization”, Journal of Information Technology, Vol. 35, no 125, p.1-10. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2017] “A post-Marxist approach in Development Finance: An illustration with the Agricultural Development Fund Model” [with Vien Nguyen Son and Felicia Chong], Research in International Business and Finance, Vol 40, p.94-104. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2017] “Towards a new way of teaching statistics in Economics: The case of Econophysics” [with Cinla Akdere] (on invitation), Ekonomi TEK (journal of Turkish Economic Association Foundation), vol. 4, issue 3, 89-108. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2016]1996-2016: Two decades of econophysics: Between methodological diversification and conceptual coherence” (on invitation), Special Topics issue 'Discussion & Debate: Can economics be a physical science? The European Physical Journal, Vol. 225, p 3299–3311. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2016] “An elementary model of money circulation”, [with Vladimir Pokrovskii], Physica A, Vo. 463, p.111–122. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2016] Pataphysics of Finance: A visual epistemology”, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, forthcoming – article online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2016.08.003. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2016] "On the usual misunderstandings between econophysics and finance: Some clarifications on modelling approaches and efficient market hypothesis" [with Marcel Ausloos and Franck Jovanovic], International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol.7, p.7-14. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2016] “Efficient Market Hypothesis and Fraud on the Market Theory: A New Perspective for Class Actions”, Research in International Business and Finance, [with Franck Jovanovic and Stelios Andreadakis], Vol. 38, p.177-190. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2016] “A nuanced perspective on techne and episteme in finance” [with Yuval Millo] International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol. 46, p.124-130. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2017] Econophysics and Financial Economics: An Emerging Dialogue, [with Franck Jovanovic], Oxford University Press. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2016] “Editorial: 20th Anniversary of Econophysics:  where are we? where do we go?” [with McCauley E., Stanley E. and Roehner B.], International Review of Financial Analysis (guest editor), Vol.7,  p.267-269. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2016] From cubist simultaneity to quantum complementarity”, Foundations of Science, Vol. 21, p.1-8. Code: 020399 Classical Physics not elsewhere classified.
  • [2016] Breaking down the barriers between econophysics and financial economics [with Franck Jovanovic], International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol.7, p.256-266. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2016] “From the Abandon of the Gold Standard to the Hyper-real Economy”, International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, Vol. 13, No 1. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2015] “Positivism in finance and its implication for the diversification finance research”, International Review of Financial Analysis, vol.40, 103-106. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2015] “The influence of the US market on herding behaviour in China”, [with Ziyao Luo], Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 22 (13), 1055–1058. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2015] “Herding Behaviour in asymmetric and extreme situations: the case of China”, [with Ziyao Luo], Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 22 (11), 869–873. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2014], “The Optimal Hedge Ratio in Option Pricing: The case of Exponentially Truncated Levy Stable Distribution” [with Gigel Bucsa, Frank Jovanovic and Emmanuel Haven], Theoretical Economics Letters, vol.4, no.9, 760-766. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2014], “Stylized facts and Multiple Realizibility in Econophysics”, Result in Physics, (impact factor: 0.7), vol.4, 135-136. Code: 029902 Complex Physical Systems.
  • [2014] “The Econophysical turn and economic complexity”, Frontiers in Physics, Vol. 41, no 2. Code: 029902 Complex Physical Systems.
  • [2014] “A Call for a Quantum Econophysics” in Kitto and Atmanspacher H. (eds), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer. Code: 020699 Quantum Physics not elsewhere classified.
  • [2014] “Les influences de la science sur la poésie lettriste de Isidore Isou : Vers une nouvelle rationalisation de la poésie”, Epistemocritique, vol.14 (1), December 2014. Code : 200511 Literature in French.
  • [2013] “Visual Finance” (with I. Christiansen), Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, vol.24, 173-194. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [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. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2013] “Econophysics : A New Challenge for Financial Economics ?” (with Franck Jovanovic). Journal of the History of Economic Thought, vol. 35 (3), 319 – 352. Code: 140101 History of Economic Thought.
  • [2013] “How to value GDP-linked collar bonds? An introductory perspective”, Theoretical Economics Letters, vol. 3, 152-155. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2013] “How do Econophysicists make stable Levy Processes physically plausible”, Brazilian Journal of Physics, vol 43(4), 281-293. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2013] “Econophysics, a new step in the evolution of physical sciences” (on invitation), Contemporary Physics, vol.54, no1, 17-32. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2013] “Between complexity of modelling and modelling of complexity: An essay on econophysics”, Physica A, vol. 392, 3654–3665. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2013] “Towards a transdisciplinary econophysics" (with Franck Jovanovic), Journal of Economic Methodology, Vol.20 (2), 164-183. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2012] "Agent-based econophysics and statistical econophysics", Quantitative Finance, vol. 12:8, 1189-1192. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2012] "When Physicists invade Economics", Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Vol. 37 No. 2, June, 2012, 179–86. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [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). Code: 140101 History of Economic Thought.
  • [2012] “Critical Finance Studies: An interdisciplinary perspective” (with Th.Bay), Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, January, vol.24: 1-6. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2012] “Financial Economics and Non-Representative Art”, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, January 2012 24: 77-97. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2011] “Archeology of Behavorial Finance”, UIP Journal of Behavioral Finance, vol 4, no 1, 10-26. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2011] “What can Econophysics contribute to Financial Economics?”, International Review of Economics and Finance, vol. 58, no2, 147–163. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [2011] “A unified econophysics for price return distributions”, Physica A, vol.390, 3435–3443 (with Gigel Bucsa and Franck Jovanovic). Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2011] “Finance contemporaine et postmodernisme: l’expression d’un capitalisme tardif”, Journal of Philosophical Economics, vol. 5, no.1, 62-90. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2011] “Art of Finance: When artists use financial economics as source of inspiration”, Leonardo (MIT-Press), Vol 44, no 3, 195-197. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2011] “Financial Iconography”, British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, vol. 3, no. 2, 193-203 (with Christiansen I), Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2011] “Considérations épistémologiques sur les conditions d’émergence de La Créatique chez Isidore Isou”,  EpistemoCritique, Vol.8, no 2, 1. Code : 200511 Literature in French.
  • [2010] “Is Econophysics a new discipline?”, Physica A, Vol. 389, 3814-3821. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [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). Code: 080609 Information Systems Management.
  • [2010] “The importance of Communicative Rationality on Financial Markets”, Journal of Economic and Social Research, Vol 12(2), 2010, 119-144. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2010] “A Reply to comment on Econophysics and Economics: Sister disciplines?” in American Journal of Physics, Vol.78 (8), 789-791. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2010] “Econophysics and Economics: Sister disciplines?” in American Journal of Physics, Vol.78, n°4, 1-3. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2010] “Semiotic Approach of Financial Marketplace” Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Vol. 22, n°1, 317–333. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2009] “Economic Uncertainty and Econophysics”, Physica A, Vol 388, n° 20, pp.4414-4423. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2009] “Finance comportementale ou l’emergence d’un nouveau paradigme Paradigm », Revue d’Histoire des Sciences Humaines, n°20, Juin 2009. Code : 150201 Finance.
  • [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). Code: 080609 Information Systems Management.
  • [2008] “The Financial Simulacrum”, Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol 73/3 – pp.1076-1089. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2007] “Sur la pluridisciplinarité en Finance”, Revue d’Economie Financière, Vol.83, Février. Code : 150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified.
  • [2007] “Rorty : Une critique davidsonienne du réalisme putnamien” in “Faut-il avoir peur du relativisme”, Revue Tracés ENS, Lyon, Février. 
Grants
  • Member of the steering Committee for a research grant (£50,000) for integration of minorities in North Vietnam – project developed with Dr. Gasparin and Dr. Quinn (University of Leicester, UK)

  • National Research Foundation from the Government of South Africa: £10,000 to work on the possibility of using social impact bonds to fund social projects to reduce unemployment of young adults – 2016

  • Research Grant from British Council (£5000) to work on creative economy in South East Asia (Vietnam, and Thailand) – 2016-2017

  • Research Grant from College of Social Science (University of Leicester): (£1500) to develop the Econophysics Network – 2016

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (CAD$ 62,000) from September 2009 until August 2011

Research Supervision
  • Completed PhD: Dr Polina Khrennikova.

  • I currently supervise four PhD students in two different universities (University of Leicester and Monarch Business School).

  • I have been invited as external examiner in several PhD Committee (University of Paris I, Pantheon Sorbonne; University of Liege; University of Louvain).

  • Between 2009 and 2017, I supervised more than 60 students for their Master dissertation.

Awards & Recognition
  • Awarded Senior Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy, 2014.

  • Postdoctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research of Canada, 2009-2011.

  • Received a prize of The Society for Advancement in Socio-Economics (SASE) for the paper “Financial Simulacrum” in 2007 (published in 2008).

  • Was awarded an “Excellence Fellowship” of the University of Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne – 2003.

  • Received a Grant - HELA Fellowship of the University of Liege, 2002.

  • Received the “Auschwitz Foundation Award” – 1997.

Industry Experience
  • Prof. Schinckus collaborates as a research consultant for private companies, such as JP Morgan, Suez Gaz de France etc. He recently worked with the African Development Bank and the National Research Foundation of the Government of South Africa.
Employment History
  • Associate Professor in Finance, University of Leicester, 2014 – 2017 (tenured)

  • Assistant Professor in Finance, University of Leicester, September 2011 – 2014

  • Visiting scholar at London School of Economics, UK, September 2011 – August 2012

  • Postdoctoral Fellow and lecturer at the University of Quebec at Montréal, UQAM (Montréal, QC) September 2009- August 2011

  • St Louis University, Brussels (Belgium), September 2003- August 2009

      - Lecturer in Financial Economics (2007-2009)

      - Teaching Assistant in Macroeconomics (2003-2007)

  • Visiting lecturer at the Cooremans Business School in Brussels (2006)