» Houssem Rachdi

Houssem Rachdi

Affiliate Research Fellow


2015: Agregation in Financial Economics (Laureate): High Competitive examination of the public education system: Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education
2014: Habilitation for Supervising Doctoral Research, University of Tunis El Manar
2010: Ph.D. in Economics (with High Distinction), University of Tunis El Manar
2006: M.Sc. in Banking and Monetary Economics (with Distinction), University of Tunis El Manar

Research Areas

International Finance, Islamic Finance, Banking, Corporate and Banking Governance, Financial Econometrics, Finance and Economic growth

Teaching Areas

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Economics, International Finance, Principles of Banking and Finance, Corporate Finance


Email: h.rachdi@ipag.fr

Professor Houssem Rachdi holds the Habilitation for Supervising Doctoral Research as well as a Ph.D, a M.Sc and a B.Sc in Financial and Banking Economics. Dr. Rachdi is a financial economist with consulting, research and teaching experiences in financial development, economic growth, corporate governance, bank risk taking, banking and financial crises, banking supervision, Islamic finance. Dr. Rachdi teaches in the areas of Finance, Financial Engineering, Markets and Derivatives Products, Financial Statistics, Microeconomics, Applied Macroeconomics. He graduated many Ph.D, Msc and MBA students and his publications appeared in many international referred journals. He‘s a member of many PhD thesis committee and a member at the board of the French Corporate Governance Association.

Forthcoming in: Frontiers in Finance and Economics (AERES, ABDC): “Linkage between Terrorism and Economic Growth: is the MENA region special?” (With A. Hakimi & H. Hamdi)

Published in:  Journal of Policy Modeling (CNRS, Thomson Reuters, ABS, ABDC), “Liberalisation, Crisis and Growth in MENA Region: Do Institutions Matter?”, Vol 40, 2018 (With A. Hakimi & H. Hamdi)

Published in:  Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research (Thomson Reuters, ABS & Emerald), Vol 9, N°2, 2018: “Do Board Characteristics Affect Bank Performance? Evidence from The Bahrain Islamic Banks” (With A. Hakimi, R. Mokni & H. Hssini)

Published in:  Journal of Quantitative Economics (CNRS, AERES, ABDC), “On the Instability of Tunisian Money Demand: Some Empirical Issues with Structural Breaks”, 2018 (With H. Saidi, N. Mgadmi & K. Guesmi)

Published in:  Journal of Risk Finance (CNRS, Thomson Reuters, ABS, ABDC & Emerald), Vol 18, N°4, 2017: “Banking Stability in the MENA Region during the Global Financial Crisis and the European Sovereign Debt Debacle” (With A. Hakimi, N. Trad & K. Guesmi)

Published in: Panoeconomicus (Thomson Reuters), Vol 36, N°3, 2017: “Revisiting the Role of Governance and Institutions on the Impact of Financial Liberalization on Economic Growth Using The PSTR Model” (With H. Saidi & N. Mgadmi)

Published in: Economics Bulletin (CNRS, ABDC), Vol 36, N°4, 2016: “Capital Account Liberalization, Financial Development and Economic Growth In Presence of Structural Breaks and Cross-Section Dependence” (With H. Saidi & K. Guesmi)

Since 2015: Professor of Financial Economics
2011-2015: Associate Professor of Financial Economics
2007-2011: Research & Teaching Assistant
Since 2014: Editor in Chief of the Newsletter of the French Corporate Governance Association, France; Board Member at the French Corporate Governance Association, France
Since 2018: Associate Research at IPAG Business School, France; Vice- President of the Organization of Arab Business for Investment and International Cooperation, Tunisia; Head of M.Sc in Economic and Financial Engineering (HEC, Carthage), Tunisia; Director of International Programs (IHEC), Tunisia
2014-2015: Director of MBA in Banks and Insurance (FSJEGJ), Tunisia
2016- present: Head of M.Sc in Analysis and Economic Engineering (HEC, Carthage), Tunisia