Alain Coën is Full Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business (ESG) of the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). Before joining ESG-UQÀM, he was associate professor of finance at EDHEC School of Management. He obtained his PhD in Finance from the University of Grenoble, and his PhD in Economics from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He graduated from ESSCA School of Management and holds a Master of Arts in Economics with major in Macroeconomics from Laval University and an Accreditation to supervise research (HDR) from Paris-Dauphine University. He has been visiting professor at Paris-Dauphine University, University of Paris-Ouest-Nanterre, EDHEC, Laval University and HEC-University of Liège. His research interests focus on asset pricing, international finance, hedge funds, REITs, business cycles and financial econometrics. He has published in several international leading journals and has co-written a book in financial management. He is an associate researcher of the Ivanhoé Cambridge Real Estate Chair at ESG-UQÀM Graduate School of Business.