April 9, 2015
The award for the best PhD thesis for 2014 was presented to Frédéric Godin (PhD 2014, Management Sciences, MSc 2010 and BBA 2008) at the award ceremony for program scholarships on April 8.
Frédéric Godin was recognized for his thesis entitled Couverture globale de risques en marché incomplet, directed by Geneviève Gauthier, Full Professor and Director of the Department of Management Sciences.
His thesis was praised for its originality and quality and its contribution to methodology. It suggests global risk hedging methods covering all scenarios and that could lead to an appreciable improvement in hedging performance.
The thesis also has considerable theoretical and practical benefits. Two of Mr. Godin’s papers have already been published in A and B+ journals (according to the School’s policy) and presented at several leading conferences. His third paper will be published shortly. Note that Mr. Godin also received a very prestigious Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (doctoral program), as well as the Esdras Minville (student) award for one of his papers, in 2014. Lastly, he completed his program and wrote his thesis in a very quick 3 years and 8 months, corresponding to the ideal PhD track.
Congratulations to Frédéric Godin and the finalists for the 2014 Best Thesis award: