Christian HADDAD

Professeur assistant
Christian HADDAD
  • Department Finance
  • Areas of research Financial Institutions, Banking Risk, Governance, Startups
  • Teaching fields Corporate Finance, International Finance, Financial Markets, Fintech


I obtained my PhD in Corporate Finance in 2017 from the University of Lille and SKEMA Business School. My research interests centre around topics related to Corporate Finance, Banking and Entrepreneurship with a methodological focus on quantitative approaches. I have taken part in many conferences in France and internationally (AFFI, EFMA, FEBS, ALE), and my research papers have been published in leading ranked journals such as Small Business Economics, Public Performance & Management Review, and International Review of Applied Economics.

I began my career as a research-active Faculty member in 2013 when I joined the LSMRC research centre of the University of Lille as a contractual PhD student in charge of Higher Education. Over a period of several years I gained extensive experience in both research and teaching, and I taught Finance and Accounting courses in both French and English. During my thesis, I worked at the University of Trier in Germany as a visiting PhD student, spending 6 months co-authoring a research paper on FinTech Emergencies, which was submitted to the German Ministry of Finance. After defending my thesis in 2017, I then spent 2 years at EDHEC Business School as a Full-time Researcher. I join Excelia Business School as an Assistant Professor in Finance.


Haddad, C., & Hornuf, L. (2019). The emergence of the global fintech market: Economic and technological determinants. Small Business Economics, 53(1), 81-105.

Baker, N. B., Khater, M., & Haddad, C. (2019). Political Stability and the Contribution of Private Investment Commitments in Infrastructure to GDP: An Institutional Perspective. Public Performance & Management Review, 42(4), 808-835.

Baker, N. B., Said Boustany, M., Khater, M., & Haddad, C. (2020). Measuring the indirect effect of the Internet on the relationship between human capital and labor productivity. International Review of Applied Economics, 1-18.