Nicolas Couderc holds a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He is an affiliate Professor at ESCP Europe Paris campus. He graduates from Sciences Po (Paris) and is a former student of the École Normale Supérieure (Fontenay-Saint-Cloud). His research is focused on corporate financial policy determinants, financial stability and links between strategy and corporate finance. His recent publications include the French adaptation of Corporate Finance by J. Berk and P. DeMarzo: Finance d’entreprise (Pearson Education, 2008 and 2011).